Explaining Compound Critiques

James Reilly, Kevin Mccarthy, Lorraine Mcginty, Barry Smyth
2005 Artificial Intelligence Review  
Interactive recommender applications are an important technology for online retailers who want to increase their sales by providing potential buyers with suitable recommendations. Critique-based navigation, where a user applies a directional critique to a specific feature of a presented recommendation, is often used to guide users through such complex product spaces. Dynamic critiquing is a novel extension of this approach, where users are presented with compound critiques that reflect the
more » ... ct options that are available in a given cycle of a recommendation session. We believe that these compound critiques have considerable explanatory capability. In this paper we are interested in how these kind of explanations can be used to help the user to better understand, and effectively navigate, complex product spaces in interactive recommender systems by understanding the trade-offs/inter-dependencies that might exist between product features. We present sample screen-shots from a purpose-built prototype application to illustrate the potential benefits of our approach.
doi:10.1007/s10462-005-4614-8 fatcat:oxnggcj7z5enba6bbsvttjbnka