collaborative filtering(redirected from Collaborative Filter)
collaborative filteringAlso known as "social filtering" and "social information filtering," it refers to techniques that identify information people might be interested in. Collaborative filtering is used to create "recommendation systems" that can enhance the experience on a website; for example, by suggesting music or movies.
Different algorithms are used, but the basic principle is to develop a rating system for matching incoming material. "Collaborative" means that a group of people interested in the subject define their preferences when setting up the system. See collaborative software and music recommendation service.