Two-Level Automatic Adaptation of a Distributed User Profile for Personalized News Content Delivery

Maria Papadogiorgaki, Vasileios Papastathis, Evangelia Nidelkou, Simon Waddington, Ben Bratu, Myriam Ribiere, Ioannis Kompatsiaris
2008 International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting  
This paper presents a distributed client-server architecture for the personalized delivery of textual news content to mobile users. The user profile consists of two separate models, that is, the long-term interests are stored in a skeleton profile on the server and the short-term interests in a detailed profile in the handset. The user profile enables a high-level filtering of available news content on the server, followed by matching of detailed user preferences in the handset. The highest
more » ... d items are recommended to the user, by employing an efficient ranking process. The paper focuses on a two-level learning process, which is employed on the client side in order to automatically update both user profile models. It involves the use of machine learning algorithms applied to the implicit and explicit user feedback. The system's learning performance has been systematically evaluated based on data collected from regular system users.
doi:10.1155/2008/863613 fatcat:2vcdjhr3nrcz5db63w6cnlvl2u