A global user profile framework for effective recommender systems
Modern Recommender Systems (RSs) compete to maintain rich user profiles that can accurately reflect user behavior, interests, and service contexts. While benefiting from an online service supported by an RS, user preferences and interests may rapidly change over time. To keep up with the changes from the user perspective, an RS should maintain the making of effective personalization as supported by robust profile construction methods. Building an effective user profile database requires exhaustive data and behavior analysis over extended periods. In this paper, we delve into traditional RS architectures to identify limitations, gaps, and opportunities for improvements in existing user profile mechanisms. To that end, a Global User Profile Framework (GUPF) is proposed towards achieving increased effectiveness. Furthermore, the adoption of the developed framework is exemplified by presenting different potential scenarios. The presented work concludes with the identification of important venues and research directions that are enabled by the proposed GUPF.
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CitationMekouar, L., Iraqi, Y., & Damaj, I. (2023) 'A global user profile framework for effective recommender systems', Multimedia Tools and Applications, 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11042-023-17436-w
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- Cardiff School of Technologies
Cardiff Met AuthorsIssam Damaj
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