FSCR: A Deep Social Recommendation Model for Misleading Information

Depeng Zhang, Hongchen Wu, Feng Yang
2021 Information  
The popularity of intelligent terminals and a variety of applications have led to the explosive growth of information on the Internet. Some of the information is real, some is not real, and may mislead people's behaviors. Misleading information refers to false information made up by some malicious marketer to create panic and seek benefits. In particular, when emergency events break out, many users may be misled by the misleading information on the Internet, which further leads them to buy
more » ... s that are not in line with their actual needs. We call this kind of human activity 'emergency consumption', which not only fails to reflect users' true interests but also causes the phenomenon of user preference deviation, and thus lowers the accuracy of the personal recommender system. Although traditional recommendation models have proven useful in capturing users' general interests from user–item interaction records, learning to predict user interest accurately is still a challenging problem due to the uncertainty inherent in user behavior and the limited information provided by user–item interaction records. In addition, to deal with the misleading information, we divide user information into two types, namely explicit preference information (explicit comments or ratings) and user side information (which can show users' real interests and will not be easily affected by misleading information), and then we create a deep social recommendation model which fuses user side information called FSCR. The FSCR model is significantly better than existing baseline models in terms of rating prediction and system robustness, especially in the face of misleading information; it can effectively identify the misleading users and complete the task of rating prediction well.
doi:10.3390/info12010037 fatcat:4lqdqaladzbgfgcj3lcaxxewxm