Reliable Gender Prediction Based on Users’ Video Viewing Behavior


With the growth of the digital advertising market, it has become more important than ever to target the desired audiences. Among various demographic traits, gender information plays a key role in precisely targeting the potential consumers in online advertising and ecommerce. However, such personal information is generally unavailable to digital media sellers. In this paper, we propose a novel task-specific multi-task learning algorithm to predict users' gender information from their video viewing behaviors. To detect as many desired users as possible, while controlling the Type I error rate at a user-specified level, we further propose Bayes testing and decision procedures to efficiently identify male and female users, respectively. Comprehensive experiments have justified the effectiveness and reliability of our framework.

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@article{Zhang2016ReliableGP, title={Reliable Gender Prediction Based on Users’ Video Viewing Behavior}, author={Jie Zhang and Kuang Du and Ruihua Cheng and Zhi Wei and Chenguang Qin and Huaxin You and Sha Hu}, journal={2016 IEEE 16th International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM)}, year={2016}, pages={649-658} }