This database contains the HTML source of web pages plus the ratings of a single user on these web pages. The web pages are on four seperate subjects (Bands- recording artists; Goats; Sheep; and BioMedical)
Michael Pazzani Department of Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine Irvine, CA 92697-3425 firstname.lastname@example.orgDate Donated: October 20, 1998
Each subject is in a seperate directory. Within each directory, there is an file named "index". The index contains information on the other files. Each entry is a line of the form:
file-name | rating | url | date-rated | title
where file-name is the name of a file (usually an integer), rating is hot, medium, or cold. There are so few medium's that mediums are usually merged with cold in experiments.
The other fields aren't used in learning, but they are collected by the interface for other purposes. They are the url of the html source, the date rated and the title of the web oage.
Pazzani M., Billsus, D. (1997). Learning and Revising User Profiles: The identification of interesting web sites. Machine Learning 27, 313-331
Pazzani, M., Muramatsu J., Billsus, D. (1996). Syskill & Webert: Identifying interesting web sites. Proceedings of the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Portland, OR. PDF