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Subject: Netflix Grand Prize - when will 10% improvement be reached?

New KDnuggets Poll is asking: When will 10% improvement over the baseline, required for Netflix Grand Prize, be reached?

Please vote on www.kdnuggets.com.

As of Nov 6, 2007, after slightly more than a year of competition, the result of best team (BellKor) in Netflix Prize is 8.46% over the benchmark, tantalizingly close to the 10% Grand Prize (million dollar) threshold.

In the same poll done a year ago, ( 2006 KDnuggets Poll: When will 10% improvement over the baseline, required for Netflix Grand Prize, be reached? ) the KDnuggets readers were split.

One third thought that 10% threshold would never be reached, while the median prediction of the remaining two thirds was in mid 2007.

However, if we take "never" as 2009 or later, then the median prediction would be in 2008, which seems to be quite likely.

Please vote on www.kdnuggets.com.

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