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Type Journal Article
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Title Diversity, Fairness, and Data-Driven Personalization in (News) Recommender System (Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop 19482)
Organization Unit
  • Abraham Bernstein
  • Claes H de Vreese
  • Natali Helberger
  • Wolfgang Schulz
  • Katharina A Zweig
Item Subtype Further Contribution (e.g. review article, editorial)
Refereed No
Status Published in final form
  • English
Journal Title Dagstuhl Manifestos
Publisher Schloss Dagstuhl
Geographical Reach international
ISSN 2193-2433
Volume 9
Number 11
Page Range 117 - 124
Date 2020
Abstract Text As people increasingly rely on online media and recommender systems to consume information, engage in debates and form their political opinions, the design goals of online media and news recommenders have wide implications for the political and social processes that take place online and offline. Current recommender systems have been observed to promote personalization and more effective forms of informing, but also to narrow the user’s exposure to diverse content. Concerns about echo-chambers and filter bubbles highlight the importance of design metrics that can successfully strike a balance between accurate recommendations that respond to individual information needs and preferences, while at the same time addressing concerns about missing out important information, context and the broader cultural and political diversity in the news, as well as fairness. A broader, more sophisticated vision of the future of personalized recommenders needs to be formed - a vision that can only be developed as the result of a collaborative effort by different areas of academic research (media studies, computer science, law and legal philosophy, communication science, political philosophy, and democratic theory). The proposed workshop will set first steps to develop such a much needed vision on the role of recommender systems on the democratic role of the media and define the guidelines as well as a manifesto for future research and long-term goals for the emerging topic of fairness, diversity, and personalization in recommender systems.
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Digital Object Identifier 10.4230/DagRep.9.11.117
Other Identification Number merlin-id:19322
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