tv scout

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tv scout
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screenshot of the TV Scout starting page To first time users, TV Scout presents itself as a retrieval system. Its functionality is very similar to a printed TV program guide. TV Scout reveals its filtering functionality progressively.

The web-based service TV Scout provides users with personalized TV schedules. Personal interest cannot only be formulated through the use of content-based tools such as keyword search, but also using tools based on the ratings provided by other users sharing the same interests (collaborative filtering). In order to support users with long-term interests, multiple queries can be compiled  into a user profile using the query set architecture. The TV Scout is the result of a joint project of GMD-IPSI and the TV guide publisher TV Today. In April 2001, it had 17.000 registered users.