Fuzzy user-interest drift detection based recommender systems
- Publication Type:
- Conference Proceeding
- 2016 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, FUZZ-IEEE 2016, 2016, pp. 1274 - 1281
- Issue Date:
© 2016 IEEE. Recommender systems aim to provide personalized suggestions to users by modeling user-interests to deal with information overload problem, which is extremely severe in the era of big data. Since user-interests are drifting due to their taste variation on items, recommender systems without considering that will suffer degradation of prediction accuracy. There are two challenges about adapting to user-interest drift in recommender systems: 1) accurately modeling user-interests is not easy since the drift of user-interests may occur in different direction for each user; 2) item features and user-interests are often incomplete and vague, which makes it more difficult to model user-interests. To handle these two issues, this study proposes a fuzzy user-interest drift detection based recommender system that adapts to user-interest drift and improves prediction accuracy. A fuzzy user-interest consistency model is built based on fuzzy set theories, and a user-interest drift detection approach and algorithms are developed based on concept drift techniques to provide guidance to recommendation generation. Empirical experiments are conducted on synthetic and real-world MovieLens datasets. The results show that the proposed approach improves the performance of recommender systems in metric of MAE.
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: