• Application Deadline
  • 1 month
    Duration

About

Ever wonder how Netflix decides what movies to recommend for you? Or how Amazon recommends books? We can get a feel for how it works by building a simplified recommender of our own!

In this Java Programming - Build a Recommendation System capstone Course offered by Coursera in partnership with Duke University, you will show off your problem solving and Java programming skills by creating recommender systems. You will work with data for movies, including ratings, but the principles involved can easily be adapted to books, restaurants, and more. You will write a program to answer questions about the data, including which items should be recommended to a user based on their ratings of several movies. Given input files on users ratings and movie titles, you will be able to:

  • Read in and parse data into lists and maps;
  • Calculate average ratings;
  • Calculate how similar a given rater is to another user based on ratings; and
  • Recommend movies to a given user based on ratings. 
  • Display recommended movies for a given user on a webpage.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date This course is offered on a rolling basis.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
    • Intensity 3 hrs/week
    • Duration description

      4 weeks of study, 3-6 hours/week

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Course Structure:
  • Introducing the Recommender
  • Simple Recommendations
  • Interfaces, Filters, Database
  • Weighted Averages
  • Farewell

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

This Java Programming and Software Engineering Fundamentals Specialization is appropriate for anyone interested in learning more about computer science and software development. You should come with an open mind and motivation to learn how to solve difficult problems with code.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    49 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49 USD per module and a duration of 1 months.
  • National Applies to you

    49 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49 USD per module and a duration of 1 months.
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Funding

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