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Dataset of the Month

Netflix Prize Data Set

Netflix (2009)

This dataset was constructed to support participants in the Netflix Prize. See [Web Link] for details about the prize.

There are over 480,000 customers in the dataset, each identified by a unique integer id.

The title and release year for each movie is also provided. There are over 17,000 movies in the dataset, each identified by a unique integer id.

The dataset contains over 100 mill...

Cited in e.g.,
Narayanan, A. (2008), "Robust de-anonymization of large sparse datasets"

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