DeHinter 0.2

A Social-oriented Peer-to-Peer Recommender System.
DeHinter is a social-oriented peer-to-peer (P2P) recommender system. Exploit social ties to receive personalized recommendations.

DeHinter is a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) recommender system that exploits social filtering techniques in order to implement a fully decentralized resource sharing platform.

The system provides to users a way to share, search and retrieve contents in a scalable, flexible and efficient way. The spontaneous relationships between users that show similar interests shape highly connected thematic clusters that can be exploited to provide personalized advices.

DeHinter's goal is to reduce the impact of the information overload provinding a decentralized, autonomous and efficient way to filter contents exploiting social-oriented phenomena.

The P2P communication layer of DeHinter is based on the P2P Gnutella protocol, that is a fully distributed overlay network.


Use the fully decentralized Gnutella component — based on the Limewire platform — to share and distribute contents amongst your friends.


Exploit spontaneous affinities with your friends to discover interesting contents and to receive personalized advices.


Rate the contents to shape your profile and improve recommendation accuracy.

Main features:

  • Starts from the evidence that affinities between Gnutella users form scale-free and small world patterns.
  • Implement a distributed recommender engine able to suggest contents in a trasparent way.
  • Fully decentralized and autonomous.
  • Exploits a de facto “word of mouth” mechanism.
  • Independent from content metadata descriptions or a specific ontology.
  • Users can give both implicit and explicit feedbacks.
  • Simple, completely anonymous and protecting users privacy mechanism to gather usage data for evaluation purposes.
  • Based on the Limewire client.

last updated on:
October 17th, 2008, 13:53 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
Computer Science Department - Universi...
ROOT \ Communications \ Filesharing
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