Learning Collaborative Information Filters

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Learning Collaborative Information Filters
Predicting items a user would like on the basis of other users' ratings for these items has become a well-established strategy adopted by many recommendation services on the Internet. Although this can be seen as a classification problem, algorithms proposed thus far do not draw on results from the machine learning literature. We propose a representation for collaborative filtering tasks that allows the application of virtually any machine learning algorithm. We identify the shortcomings of current collaborative filtering techniques and propose the use of learning algorithms paired with feature extraction techniques that specifically address the limitations of previous approaches. Our best-performing algorithm is based on the singular value decomposition of an initial matrix of user ratings, exploiting latent structure that essentially eliminates the need for users to rate common items in order to become predictors for one another's preferences. We evaluate the proposed algo...
Daniel Billsus, Michael J. Pazzani
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Type Conference
Year 1998
Where ICML
Authors Daniel Billsus, Michael J. Pazzani
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