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Netflix Prize Winners May Be Disqualified

Posted on the July 8th, 2009 under Editorial,Social,Software,Technology by

I’ve been following the Netflix Prize for years. ¬†This is the contest that gives all comers a chance to try and beat the formidable Cinematch algorithm that Netflix uses to give customers highly targeted recommendations. ¬†According to a recent email, Netflix may be preparing to announce the disqualification of the leading team “BellKor’s Pragmatic Chaos” who submitted results that beats Cinematch by the contest’s goal of 10%.