On the Web: BookLamp.org

On the Web: BookLamp.org


I’m not certain I think this’ll work quite as well as Pandora, but I am intrigued by the idea.

The video is somewhat long, but here’s the basic idea: “BookLamp.org is a system for matching readers to books through an analysis of writing styles, similar to the way that Pandora.com matches music lovers to new music.”

The database appears small at the moment (despite using Stephen King’s It on the main page, the book does not appear to be on the list), but I am curious to see the results once more are added.

Unfortunately for me, while a couple of authors I like are currently represented, very few of the books I have read are. Of the ones I have read, there aren’t many I would use as a basis to find similar books. (I made a couple of suggestions, and will likely make more later.) All the same, I think I’ll keep checking back in, just to see how it works as more people and more books are entered.

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