(CF)2 architecture: contextual collaborative filtering

Dennis Bachmann, Katarina Grolinger, Hany ElYamany, Wilson Higashino, Miriam Capretz, Majid Fekri, Bala Gopalakrishnan
2018 Information retrieval (Boston)  
Recommender systems have dramatically changed the way we consume content. Internet applications rely on these systems to help users navigate among the ever-increasing number of choices available. However, most current systems ignore the fact that user preferences can change according to context, resulting in recommendations that do not fit user interests. This research addresses these issues by proposing the ( CF ) 2 architecture, which uses local learning techniques to embed contextual
more » ... s into collaborative filtering models. The proposed architecture is demonstrated on two large-scale case studies involving over 130 million and over 7 million unique samples, respectively. Results show that contextual models trained with a small fraction of the data provided similar accuracy to collaborative filtering models trained with the complete dataset. Moreover, the impact of taking into account context in real-world datasets has been demonstrated by higher accuracy of context-based models in comparison to random selection models.
doi:10.1007/s10791-018-9332-3 pmid:30956536 pmcid:PMC6413629 fatcat:6o2fuvguzna2hkonp77tq5eivi