Designing a Recommender System Based on Social Networks and Location Based Services
Mobile devices have diminished spatial limitations, in a way that one can personalize content in a suitable frame considering individual's location and present it. Yet, it is not possible to consider user's interests and preferences in a suggestion provided using just place-based services. Current generation of place-based services do not provide users with personalized suggestions, instead they just offer suggestions close to interests based on users distance from the place where they are. In
... rder to solve this problem, the idea of using social recommender systems was discussed which contains capability of identifying user's interests and preferences and based on them and user's current place, it offers some suggestions. Social recommender systems are a combination of social data on web like; user's social networks and spatial information. Because user's information include personal information and interests in social network sites, considering user's current location and the information existing in social network data base, it is possible to provide user with a suitable suggestion. Through this method users' interaction decreases and they can acquire their favorite information and services.