Learning hierarchical user interest models from Web pages

Abstract

We propose an algorithm for learning hierarchical user interest models according to the Web pages users have browsed. In this algorithm, the interests of a user are represented into a tree which is called a user interest tree, the content and the structure of which can change simultaneously to adapt to the changes in a user's interests. This expression represents a user's specific and general interests as a continuum. In some sense, specific interests correspond to short-term interests, while general interests correspond to long-term interests. So this representation more really reflects the users' interests. The algorithm can automatically model a user's multiple interest domains, dynamically generate the interest models and prune a user interest tree when the number of the nodes in it exceeds given value. Finally, we show the experiment results in a Chinese Web Site.

DOI: 10.1007/BF02831694

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@article{Fengqin2008LearningHU, title={Learning hierarchical user interest models from Web pages}, author={Yang Feng-qin and Sun Tie-li and Sun Ji-gui}, journal={Wuhan University Journal of Natural Sciences}, year={2008}, volume={11}, pages={6-10} }