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Researchers say readers' identities can reveal much about content of articles

August 12, 2013

computing graphic Articles that people share on social networks can reveal a lot about those readers, research has shown. But a new Carnegie Mellon University study reverses the proposition, asking the question: What can be learned about an article from the attributes of its readers? The result was a new way of characterizing the content of articles that could improve recommendation systems. Full Story

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