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People-to-people recommendation using multiple compatible subgroups


Kim, YS and Mahidadia, A and Compton, P and Krzywicki, A and Wobcke, W and Cai, X and Bain, M, People-to-people recommendation using multiple compatible subgroups, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7691: AI 2012, 4-7 December 2012, Sydney, Australia, pp. 61-72. ISBN 978-3-642-35100-6 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-642-35101-3_6


People-to-people recommendation aims at suggesting suitable matches to people in a way that increases the likelihood of a positive interaction. This problem is more difficult than conventional item-to-people recommendation since the preferences of both parties need to be taken into account. Previously we proposed a profile-based recommendation method that first uses compatible subgroup rules to select a single best attribute value for each corresponding value of the user, then combines these attribute value pairs into a rule that determines the recommendations. Though this method produces a significant improvement in the probability of an interaction being successful, it has two significant limitations: (i) by considering only single matching attribute values the method ignores cases where different attribute values are closely related, missing potential candidates, and (ii) when ranking candidates for recommendation the method does not consider individual behaviour. This paper addresses these two issues, showing how multiple attributes can be used with compatible subgroup rules and individual reply rates used for ranking candidates. Our experimental results show that the new approach significantly improves the probability of an interaction being successful compared to our previous approach.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:recommender systems, social network analysis
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Artificial intelligence
Research Field:Artificial intelligence not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Information systems, technologies and services
Objective Field:Application software packages
UTAS Author:Kim, YS (Dr Yang Kim)
ID Code:94668
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-09-15
Last Modified:2015-02-13

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