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A study of methods for normalizing user ratings in collaborative filtering

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A study of methods for normalizing user ratings in collaborative filtering
The goal of collaborative filtering is to make recommendations for a test user by utilizing the rating information of users who share interests similar to the test user. Because ratings are determined not only by user interests but also the rating habits of users, it is important to normalize ratings of different users to the same scale. In this paper, we compare two different normalization strategies for user ratings, namely the Gaussian normalization method and the decoupling normalization method. Particularly, we incorporated these two rating normalization methods into two collaborative filtering algorithms, and evaluated their effectiveness on the EachMovie dataset. The experiment results have shown that the decoupling method for rating normalization is more effective than the Gaussian normalization method in improving the performance of collaborative filtering algorithms. Categories and Subject Descriptors H.3.3 [Information Search and Retrieval]: Information Search and retrieval...
Rong Jin, Luo Si
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where SIGIR
Authors Rong Jin, Luo Si
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