Personalized Recommendation of Item Category Using Ranking on Time-Aware Graphs

Chen CHEN  Chunyan HOU  Peng NIE  Xiaojie YUAN  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E98-D   No.4   pp.948-954
Publication Date: 2015/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1587/transinf.2014EDP7334
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Natural Language Processing
recommendation system,  personalization,  time-aware graphs,  

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Recommendation systems have been widely used in E-commerce sites, social media and etc. An important recommendation task is to predict items that a user will perform actions on with users' historical data, which is called top-K recommendation. Recently, there is huge amount of emerging items which are divided into a variety of categories and researchers have argued or suggested that top-K recommendation of item category could be very beneficial for users to make better and faster decisions. However, the traditional methods encounter some common but crucial problems in this scenario because additional information, such as time, is ignored. The ranking algorithm on graphs and the increasingly growing amount of online user behaviors shed some light on these problems. We propose a construction method of time-aware graphs to use ranking algorithm for personalized recommendation of item category. Experimental results on real-world datasets demonstrate the advantages of our proposed method over competitive baseline algorithms.