Incorporating popularity in a personalized news recommender system

Nirmal Jonnalagedda, Susan Gauch, Kevin Labille, Sultan Alfarhood
2016 PeerJ Computer Science  
Online news reading has become a widely popular way to read news articles from news sources around the globe. With the enormous amount of news articles available, users are easily overwhelmed by information of little interest to them. News recommender systems help users manage this flood by recommending articles based on user interests rather than presenting articles in order of their occurrence. We present our research on developing personalized news recommendation system with the help of a
more » ... ular micro-blogging service, "Twitter." News articles are ranked based on the popularity of the article identified from Twitter's public timeline. In addition, users construct profiles based on their interests and news articles are also ranked based on their match to the user profile. By integrating these two approaches, we present a hybrid news recommendation model that recommends interesting news articles to the user based on their popularity as well as their relevance to the user profile.
doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.63 fatcat:kjxwfwbmozgb3muooif6l6a4pe