The Semantics of Movie Metadata: Enhancing User Profiling for Hybrid Recommendation [chapter]

Márcio Soares, Paula Viana
2017 Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing  
In movie/TV collaborative recommendation approaches, ratings users gave to already visited content are often used as the only input to build profiles. However, users might have rated equally the same movie but due to different reasons: either because of its genre, the crew or the director. In such cases, this rating is insufficient to represent in detail users' preferences and it is wrong to conclude that they share similar tastes. The work presented in this paper tries to solve this ambiguity
more » ... y exploiting hidden semantics in metadata elements. The influence of each of the standard description elements (actors, directors and genre) in representing user's preferences is analyzed. Simulations were conducted using Movielens and Netflix datasets and different evaluation metrics were considered. The results demonstrate that the implemented approach yields significant advantages both in terms of improving performance, as well as in dealing with common limitations of standard collaborative algorithm.
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-56535-4_33 fatcat:eq5pr6eclnc73a244qsu7abx2a