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Big Data Mining and Analytics

Keywords

recommendation system, similarity, tag, time factor

Abstract

The Collaborative Filtering (CF) recommendation algorithm, one of the most popular algorithms in Recommendation Systems (RS), mainly includes memory-based and model-based methods. When performing rating prediction using a memory-based method, the approach used to measure the similarity between users or items can significantly influence the recommendation performance. Traditional CFs suffer from data sparsity when making recommendations based on a rating matrix, and cannot effectively capture changes in user interest. In this paper, we propose an improved hybrid collaborative filtering algorithm based on tags and a time factor (TT-HybridCF), which fully utilizes tag information that characterizes users and items. This algorithm utilizes both tag and rating information to calculate the similarity between users or items. In addition, we introduce a time weighting factor to measure user interest, which changes over time. Our experimental results show that our method alleviates the sparsity problem and demonstrates promising prediction accuracy.

Publisher

Tsinghua University Press

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