Social network and user context assisted personalization for recommender systems

@article{Akther2012SocialNA,
  title={Social network and user context assisted personalization for recommender systems},
  author={Afsana Akther and Kazi Masudul Alam and Heung-Nam Kim and Abdulmotaleb El Saddik},
  journal={2012 International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology (IIT)},
  year={2012},
  pages={95-100}
}
In recommender systems, social networks are considered as a trusted source for user interests. In addition, user context can enhance users' decision making. In this paper, we design a new architecture for user personalization which combines both social network data and context data. Our system aggregates a user's preference data from various social networking services and then builds a centralized user profile which is accessible through public Web services. We also collect user's contextual… CONTINUE READING

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