Design and evaluation of a group recommender system

Abstract

Though most recommender systems make suggestions for individual users, in many circumstances the selected items (e.g., movies) are not for personal usage but rather for consumption in group. In this paper, we present a recommender system for audio-visual content that generates suggestions for groups of people (such as families or friends) in the home environment. In this context, different group recommendation strategies are evaluated for various algorithms and sizes of the group. An offline evaluation proves the assumption that for randomly composed groups the accuracy of all recommendation algorithms decreases if the group size grows. Besides, the results show that the group recommendation strategy which produces the most accurate results is depending on the algorithm that is used for generating individual recommendations. Consequently, if an existing recommender system for individuals is extended to a recommender system for groups, the group recommendation strategy has to be chosen based on the utilized recommendation algorithm in order to maximize the efficiency of the group recommendations.

DOI: 10.1145/2365952.2366000

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@inproceedings{Pessemier2012DesignAE, title={Design and evaluation of a group recommender system}, author={Toon De Pessemier and Simon Dooms and Luc Martens}, booktitle={RecSys}, year={2012} }