Improving Accuracy and Scalability of Personal Recommendation Based on Bipartite Network Projection

Fengjing Yin, Xiang Zhao, Xin Zhang, Bin Ge, Weidong Xiao
2014 Mathematical Problems in Engineering  
Bipartite network projection method has been recently employed for personal recommendation. It constructs a bipartite network between users and items. Treating user taste for items as resource in the network, we allocate the resource via links between user nodes and item nodes. However, the taste model employed by existing algorithms cannot differentiate "dislike" and "unrated" cases implied by user ratings. Moreover, the distribution of resource is solely based on node degrees, ignoring the
more » ... ferent transfer rates of the links. To enhance the performance, this paper devises a negative-aware and rating-integrated algorithm on top of the baseline algorithm. It enriches the current user taste model to encompass "like," "dislike," and "unrated" information from users. Furthermore, in the resource distribution stage, we propose to initialize the resource allocation according to user ratings, which also determines the resource transfer rates on links afterward. Additionally, we also present a scalable implementation in the MapReduce framework by parallelizing the algorithm. Extensive experiments conducted on real data validate the effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed algorithms.
doi:10.1155/2014/823749 fatcat:b7zy4ed7k5davc7ytjgozpuhsm