Graph Learning Approaches to Recommender Systems: A Review [article]

Shoujin Wang, Liang Hu, Yan Wang, Xiangnan He, Quan Z. Sheng, Mehmet Orgun, Longbing Cao, Nan Wang, Francesco Ricci, Philip S. Yu
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Recent years have witnessed the fast development of the emerging topic of Graph Learning based Recommender Systems (GLRS). GLRS mainly employ the advanced graph learning approaches to model users' preferences and intentions as well as items' characteristics and popularity for Recommender Systems (RS). Differently from conventional RS, including content based filtering and collaborative filtering, GLRS are built on simple or complex graphs where various objects, e.g., users, items, and
more » ... , are explicitly or implicitly connected. With the rapid development of graph learning, exploring and exploiting homogeneous or heterogeneous relations in graphs is a promising direction for building advanced RS. In this paper, we provide a systematic review of GLRS, on how they obtain the knowledge from graphs to improve the accuracy, reliability and explainability for recommendations. First, we characterize and formalize GLRS, and then summarize and categorize the key challenges in this new research area. Then, we survey the most recent and important developments in the area. Finally, we share some new research directions in this vibrant area.
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