Recommending Texts to Children with an Expert in the Loop

Maria Soledad Pera, Katherine Wright, Michael D. Ekstrand. 2018. “Recommending Texts to Children with an Expert in the Loop”. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Children & Recommender Systems (KidRec 2018), co-located with ACM IDC 2018.


In this position paper we discuss a number of open problems we believe the community should address in order to enhance the recommendation task for children. We specifically outline algorithmic and evaluation limitations when it comes to recommending reading materials for children in the classroom setting. Furthermore, we focus on the need to involve an expert (e.g., teacher) as part of the recommendation process to better serve the population under study.