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—The idea that context is important when predicting customer behavior has been maintained by scholars in marketing and data mining. However, no systematic study measuring how much the contextual information really matters in building customer models in personalization applications has been done before. In this paper, we study how important the contextual(More)
Recently, methods for generating context-aware recommendations were classified into the pre-filtering, post-filtering and contextual modeling approaches. Although some of these methods have been studied independently, no prior research compared the performance of these methods to determine which of them is better than the others. This paper focuses on(More)
The idea that context is important when predicting customer behavior has been maintained by scholars in marketing and data mining. However, no systematic study measuring how much the contextual information really matters in building customer models in personalization applications have been done before. In this paper, we address this problem. To this aim, we(More)
Despite the growing popularity of Context-Aware Recommender Systems (CARSs), only limited work has been done on how contextual recommendations affect the behavior of customers in real-life settings. In this paper, we study the effects of contextual recommendations on the purchasing behavior of customers and their trust in the provided recommendations. In(More)
Although the area of context-aware recommender systems (CARS) has made a significant progress over the last several years, the problem of comparing various contextual pre-filtering, post-filtering and contextual modeling methods remained fairly unexplored. In this paper, we address this problem and compare several contextual pre-filtering, post-filtering(More)
In e-commerce applications, no systematic research has been provided to evaluate if the use of a detailed and rich contextual representation improves the user modeling predictive performances. An underestimated issue is also evaluating if context could be inferred by existing customer data off-line, in spite of getting the customer involved on-line in the(More)
Although the area of Context-Aware Recommender Systems (CARS) has made a significant progress over the last several years, the problem of comparing various contextual pre-filtering, post-filtering and contextual modeling methods remained fairly unexplored. In this paper, we address this problem and compare several contextual pre-filtering, post-filtering(More)
Methods for generating context-aware recommendations were classified into the pre-filtering, post-filtering and contextual modeling approaches. This paper proposes a novel type of contextual modeling (CM) based on the contextual neighbors approach and introduces four specific contextual neighbors methods. It compares these four types of contextual neighbors(More)