about

We know books – inside out

Bookarang is all about books and technology. We use the latest in artificial intelligence to match readers and books. Our recommendation tools help you to better understand your customers, personalize your promotions and increase sales.

 

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Technology & Solutions

Bookarang is highly specialized in literature analysis and book recommendations. While most systems are limited to mass-behavior (what other people bought and viewed) we focus exclusively on what matters most: the content of books.

We analyze all (Dutch) books on more than 100 content parameters that are important to readers, such as emotions, topics, complexity, mood and writing style. Through the elegant method of similarity computation, this data is then used to find the best match between reader and book.

Bookarang works for third parties such as book retailers and libraries. Solutions can take many forms, ranging from online book discovery tools to reader profiling, personalized emails and in-store book advice screens. Bookarang has shown to enable an enormous increase in sales of backlist titles.

Never came across our name? That’s because we don’t brand our technology and put our customers in charge.

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[ FIELDS OF EXPERTISE: TEXT ANALYSIS, LITERATURE ANALYSIS, TOPIC MODELING, SIMILARITY COMPUTATION, MACHINE LEARNING. ]

products

Products

A selection of our book recommendation tools. Looking for something in particular? Let us know. We develop tailor-made solutions, too.

BOOK DISCOVERY

Online and in-store book discovery tools that help people find their next read in radically new ways, e.g. Spotify-style.

PRESENT PICKER

Online tool that helps people find a book for someone else based on their preferences and personality traits.

PERSONAL MATCHER

iOs app with built-in cover recognition. People hold the app over any book in a bookstore and get a personal match %.

CONTENT-BASED RECOMMENDATIONS

Book-to-book matching on the basis of content, e.g. mood, theme or writing style. Valuable alternative to Other people bought.

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Clients

These are the organizations we currently work with.

  • AKO
  • CPNB
  • de nieuwe bibliotheek
  • ECI
  • Koninklijke Bibliotheek
  • Libris
  • BLZ
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“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.”

Charles William Eliot

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team

Team

Meet the Bookarang team. We’re pleased to meet you, too.



VICTOR BERGEN HENEGOUWEN

Business Development & Sales

Background in Industrial Design at TU Delft. Dedicated his live to software and serial entrepreneurship. The first man to talk to.

FREDERIQUE SCHUT

Chief Book Annotation

Background in Psychology, Neuroscience and Linguistics. Author of two books. Coordinates the book annotation process.

NIELS BOGAARDS

Chief Algorithms

Expert in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Worked at the world famous IRCAM in Paris. Thinks in zeros and ones.

ALINE HONINGH

Data Scientist

Worked for years at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (UvA). Now applies her knowledge about music & math to the book industry.

jobs

Jobs

We're hiring. Would you like to join the team? Let us know.

MACHINE LEARNING EXPERT

We’re looking for a genuine expert in the field of AI and machine learning. Do you like statical and machine learning techniques to create scalable solutions? Do you sleep well after analyzing and extracting relevant information from large amounts of data? Can you design, experiment and evaluate highly innovative models for predictive learning?

We’d like to hear from you!

Sr. SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR

You’ll be responsible for the daily operation of enterprise Linux server systems, and perform installation, customization and maintenance of the operating system and systems software products. You’ll prescribe system backup procedures and direct recovery operations, and establish and maintain security and integrity controls.

Interested? Let us know.

CONTACT

Do you have any questions or are you interested in our recommendation technologies? Give us a ring or drop us a line. We look forward to hearing from you.