Frecency

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Frecency is any heuristic that combines the frequency and recency into a single measure. Some web browsers use frecency to predict the likelihood of revisiting a given web page[1] or reusing a given HTTP cache entry[2]

"Frecency is a score given to each unique URI in Places, encompassing bookmarks, history and tags. This score is determined by the amount of revisitation, the type of those visits, how recent they were, and whether the URI was bookmarked or tagged."[3]

Frecency can be computed from a list of use dates, either as pro-actively while a user browses the web or as needed.[3] Some frecency measures can also be computed in a rolling manner without storing such a list.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edwards, Nathan (August 2008). "Firefox 3: A Browser Odyssey". Maximum PC: pages 50–52. 
  2. ^ Honza Bambas (2014-05-19). "New Firefox HTTP cache now enabled on Nightly builds". Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  3. ^ a b "The Places frecency algorithm | MDN". Developer.mozilla.org. 2011-11-03. Retrieved 2013-10-17. 
  4. ^ Jesse Ruderman and Justin Lebar (2012-11-10). "A new frecency algorithm based on exponential decay". wiki.mozilla.org. Retrieved 2014-05-22.