A User Trust-Based Collaborative Filtering Recommendation Algorithm [chapter]

Fuzhi Zhang, Long Bai, Feng Gao
2009 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Due to the open nature of collaborative recommender systems, they can not effectively prevent malicious users from injecting fake profile data into the ratings database, which can significantly bias the system's output. With this problem in mind, in this paper we introduce the social trust of the users into the recommender system and build the trust relation between them. The values of trust among users are adjusted by using the reinforcement learning algorithm. On the basis of this, a user
more » ... t-based collaborative filtering recommendation algorithm is proposed. It uses the combined similarity to generate recommendation, which considers not only the similarity between user profiles but user trust as well. Experimental results show that the proposed algorithm outperforms the traditional user-based and item-based collaborative filtering algorithm in recommendation accuracy, especially in the face of malicious profile injection attacks.
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-11145-7_32 fatcat:z5khsnwkpbbotlvasxbjihrbmm