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Wired: How the Netflix Prize Was Won by Barbecue Bros
September 22, 2009, 6:03 pm
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Like BellKor’s Pragmatic Chaos, the winner of the Netflix Prize, second-place The Ensemble was an amalgam of teams which had been competing individually for the million-dollar prize. But it wasn’t until leaders joined forces with also-rans that real progress was made in the contest’s goal to improve the Netflix movie recommendation algorithm by 10 percent.

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