Context-aware Recommender Systems aim to provide users with better recommendations for their current situation. Although evaluations of recommender systems often focus on accuracy, it is not the only important aspect. Often recommendations are overspecialized, i.e. all of the same kind. To deal with this problem, other properties can be considered, such as serendipity. In this paper, we study how an ontology-based and context-aware pre-filtering technique which can be combined with existing recommendation algorithm performs in ranking tasks. We also investigate the impact of our method on the serendipity of the recommendations. We evaluated our approach through an offline study which showed that when used with well-known recommendation algorithms it can improve the accuracy and serendipity.

Serendipitous Recommendations through Ontology-based Contextual Pre-filtering / Karpus, Aleksandra; Vagliano, Iacopo; Goczyla, Krzysztof. - 716:(2017), pp. 246-259. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 13th International Conference Beyond Databases, Architectures and Structures (BDAS 2017) tenutosi a Ustron, Poland nel 30 May - 02 June, 2017 [10.1007/978-3-319-58274-0_21].

Serendipitous Recommendations through Ontology-based Contextual Pre-filtering

VAGLIANO, IACOPO;
2017

Abstract

Context-aware Recommender Systems aim to provide users with better recommendations for their current situation. Although evaluations of recommender systems often focus on accuracy, it is not the only important aspect. Often recommendations are overspecialized, i.e. all of the same kind. To deal with this problem, other properties can be considered, such as serendipity. In this paper, we study how an ontology-based and context-aware pre-filtering technique which can be combined with existing recommendation algorithm performs in ranking tasks. We also investigate the impact of our method on the serendipity of the recommendations. We evaluated our approach through an offline study which showed that when used with well-known recommendation algorithms it can improve the accuracy and serendipity.
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