You Get What You Chat: Using Conversations to Personalize Search-Based Recommendations

  title={You Get What You Chat: Using Conversations to Personalize Search-Based Recommendations},
  author={Ghazaleh H. Torbati and Andrew Yates and Gerhard Weikum},
Prior work on personalized recommendations has focused on exploiting explicit signals from user-specific queries, clicks, likes, and ratings. This paper investigates tapping into a different source of implicit signals of interests and tastes: online chats between users. The paper develops an expressive model and effective methods for personalizing search-based entity recommendations. User models derived from chats augment different methods for re-ranking entity answers for medium-grained… 

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