There are so many programmes to choose from these days it can be hard to decide what to watch. Personalised recommender systems can help but usually require knowledge of your previous viewing history or preferences. Unfortunately, some users may be new to our services, may not log-in or may not want their viewing history to be tracked. For these reasons we have been exploring the concept of a "standalone recommender" that does not depend on historical viewing records.
This experimental prototype from BBC R&D provides recommendations based on feedback you provide about familiar programmes using a novel drag-and-drop user interface. Try it using the latest version of any major browser.
Named Sibyl, the Greek word for a female prophet, the recommender tries to predict which programmes you're likely to watch based on programme-to-programme similarity. More technical details of our approach are provided in this blog post.
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