A Novel Nonadditive Collaborative-Filtering Approach Using Multicriteria Ratings

Yi-Chung Hu
2013 Mathematical Problems in Engineering  
Although single-criterion recommender systems have been successfully used in several applications, multicriteria rating systems which allow users to specify ratings for various content attributes of individual items are gaining importance in recommendation context. An overall rating of an unrated item is often obtained by the weighted average method (WAM) when criterion weights are available. However, the assumption of additivity for the WAM is not always reasonable. For this reason, this paper
more » ... presents a new collaborative-filtering approach using multicriteria ratings, in which a nonadditive technique in Multicriteria decision making (MCDM), namely, the Choquet integral, is used to aggregate multicriteria ratings for unrated items. Subsequently, the system can recommend items with higher overall ratings for each user. The degrees of importance of the respective criteria are determined by a genetic algorithm. In contrast to the additive weighted average aggregation, the Choquet integral does not ignore the interaction among criteria. The applicability of the proposed approach to the recommendation of the initiators on a group-buying website is examined. Experimental results demonstrate that the generalization ability of the proposed approach performs well compared with other similarity-based collaborative-filtering approaches using multicriteria ratings.
doi:10.1155/2013/957184 fatcat:wxrgkujkg5e4jfk5ylwlqfebdu