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Introducing empathy into recommender systems as a tool for promoting social cohesion

Alan Wecker; Tsvi Kuflik; Paul Mulholland; Belen Diaz-Agudoc; Thomas Anthony Pedersen

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.4709500", 
  "title": "Introducing empathy into recommender systems as a tool for promoting social cohesion", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p>Contemporary theories of social cohesion emphasize the&nbsp;importance of people accepting and appreciating differences across<br>\nsocial groups. The SPICE project aims to promote social cohesion&nbsp;by researching and developing tools and methods to support citizen&nbsp;curation for groups at risk of exclusion. We define citizen curation&nbsp;as a process in which citizens can interpret cultural objects in order&nbsp;to build representations of their own social group. Other groups can&nbsp;then engage with those interpretations in order to appreciate their&nbsp;perspective. In this position paper we discuss how research into&nbsp;empathy can be used to motivate the design of recommender&nbsp;systems that support people in looking beyond their own group and&nbsp;engaging constructively with alternative perspectives.<br>\n&nbsp;</p>", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Alan Wecker"
      "family": "Tsvi Kuflik"
      "family": "Paul Mulholland"
      "family": "Belen Diaz-Agudoc"
      "family": "Thomas Anthony Pedersen"
  "note": "Proceedings  of SOCIALIZE'2021 Workshop", 
  "type": "paper-conference", 
  "id": "4709500"
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