User-to-User Recommendation using the Concept of Movement Patterns: A Study using a Dating Social Network

Al-Zeyadi, Mohammed, Coenen, Frans ORCID: 0000-0003-1026-6649 and Lisitsa, Alexei
(2017) User-to-User Recommendation using the Concept of Movement Patterns: A Study using a Dating Social Network. In: 9th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval, 2017-11-1 - 2017-11-3.

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Dating Social Networks (DSN) have become a popular platform for people to look for potential romantic partners. However, the main challenge is the size of the dating network in terms of the number of registered users, which makes it impossible for users to conduct extensive searches. DSN systems thus make recommendations, typically based on user profiles, preferences and behaviours. The provision of effective User-to-User recommendation systems have thus become an essential part of successful dating networks. To date the most commonly used recommendation technique is founded on the concept of collaborative filtering. In this paper an alternative approach, founded on the concept of Movement Patterns, is presented. A movement pattern is a three-part pattern that captures the "traffic" (messaging) between vertices (users) in a DSN. The idea is that these capture the behaviour of users within a DSN while at the same time capturing the associated profile and preference data. The idea has been built into a User-to-User recommender system, the RecoMP system. The system has been evaluated, by comparing its operation with a collaborative filtering systems (the RecoCF system), using a data set from the Chinese DSN comprising 548,395 vertices. The reported evaluation demonstrates that very successful results can be produced, a best average F-score value of 0.961.

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Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2017 07:32
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 06:58
DOI: 10.5220/0006494601730180
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