Content-based Dimensionality Reduction for Recommender Systems

@inproceedings{Symeonidis2007ContentbasedDR,
  title={Content-based Dimensionality Reduction for Recommender Systems},
  author={Panagiotis Symeonidis},
  booktitle={GfKl},
  year={2007}
}
Recommender Systems are gaining widespread acceptance in e-commerce applications to confront the information overload problem. [] Key Method We apply Latent Semantic Indexing (LSI) to reveal the dominant features of a user. We provide recommendations according to this dimensionally-reduced feature profile. We perform experimental comparison of the proposed method against well-known CF, CB and hybrid algorithms. Our results show significant improvements in terms of providing accurate recommendations.

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