A Multifaceted Model for Cross Domain Recommendation Systems [chapter]

Jianxun Lian, Fuzheng Zhang, Xing Xie, Guangzhong Sun
2017 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Recommendation systems (RS) play an important role in directing customers to their favorite items. Data sparsity, which usually leads to overfitting, is a major bottleneck for making precise recommendations. Several cross-domain RSs have been proposed in the past decade in order to reduce the sparsity issues via transferring knowledge. However, existing works only focus on either nearest neighbor model or latent factor model for cross domain scenario. In this paper, we introduce a Multifaceted
more » ... ross-Domain Recommendation System (MCDRS) which incorporates two different types of collaborative filtering for cross domain RSs. The first part is a latent factor model. In order to utilize as much knowledge as possible, we propose a unified factorization framework to combine both CF and content-based filtering for cross domain learning. On the other hand, to overcome the potential inconsistency problem between different domains, we equip the neighbor model with a selective learning mechanism so that domain-independent items gain more weight in the transfer process. We conduct extensive experiments on two real-world datasets. The results demonstrate that our MCDRS model consistently outperforms several state-of-the-art models.
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-63558-3_27 fatcat:kzlfi5iz5fc57hmri44z6d22ci