Institute: Paiq

Address:Nijverheidstraat 11-1
Place:7511 JM Enschede
Country:The Netherlands


The University of Twente spin-off Paiq (founded in 2005) is not a traditional dating site. Behind the scenes, neural networks are used to match users in their quest for a suitable partner, mainly using ‘matching questions’ about their lifestyle and personality.

Paiq is constantly looking to improve their matching system. Their website has a web application in which users can rate photos of possible matches. Enough users use this option so that their database contains tens of millions of rankings. Paiq wants to include appearance in their matching system. While writing a naive algorithm to calculate the ranking of a photo is the base line of this research, this final project focuses on more complicated situations. The inputs for the algorithm contain the average ratings of photos, created from photo ratings done by users, and the past photo rating voting behavior of a user.

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