An Item-based Multi-Criteria Collaborative Filtering Algorithm for Personalized Recommender Systems

Qusai Shambour, Mou'ath Hourani, Salam Fraihat
2016 International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications  
Recommender Systems are used to mitigate the information overload problem in different domains by providing personalized recommendations for particular users based on their implicit and explicit preferences. However, Item-based Collaborative Filtering (CF) techniques, as the most popular techniques of recommender systems, suffer from sparsity and new item limitations which result in producing inaccurate recommendations. The use of items' semantic information besides the inclusion of
more » ... ia ratings can successfully alleviate such problems and generate more accurate recommendations. This paper proposes an Item-based Multi-Criteria Collaborative Filtering algorithm that integrates the items' semantic information and multi-criteria ratings of items to lessen known limitations of the item-based CF techniques. According to the experimental results, the proposed algorithm prove to be very effective in terms of dealing with both of the sparsity and new item problems and therefore produce more accurate recommendations when compared to standard itembased CF techniques.
doi:10.14569/ijacsa.2016.070837 fatcat:6h2k32m7zvf6fm5vh2esxhbdqa