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ProCF: probabilistic collaborative filtering for reciprocal recommendation


Cai, X and Bain, M and Krzywicki, A and Wobcke, W and Kim, YS and Compton, P and Mahidadia, A, ProCF: probabilistic collaborative filtering for reciprocal recommendation, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 7819: PAKDD 2013, 14-17 April 2013, Gold Coast, Australia, pp. 1-12. ISBN 978-3-642-37455-5 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-3-642-37456-2_1


Similarity in people to people (P2P) recommendation in social networks is not symmetric, where both entities of a relationship are involved in the reciprocal process of determining the success of the relationship. The widely used memory-based collaborative filtering (CF) has advantages of effectiveness and efficiency in traditional item to people recommendation. However, the critical step of computation of similarity between the subjects or objects of recommendation in memory-based CF is typically based on a heuristically symmetric relationship, which may be flawed in P2P recommendation. In this paper, we show that memory-based CF can be significantly improved by using a novel asymmetric model of similarity that considers the probabilities of both positive and negative behaviours, for example, in accepting or rejecting a recommended relationship. We present also a unified model of the fundamental principles of collaborative recommender systems that subsumes both user-based and item-based CF. Our experiments evaluate the proposed approach in P2P recommendation in the real world online dating application, showing significantly improved performance over traditional memory-based methods.

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:94670
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2014-09-15
Last Modified:2014-12-09

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