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An Efficient Approach to Manage Natural Noises in Recommender Systems

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posted on 2023-06-09, 04:34 authored by Chenhong Luo, Yong Wang, Bo Li, Hanyang Liu, Pengyu Wang, Leo Yu Zhang
Recommender systems search the underlying preferences of users according to their historical ratings and recommend a list of items that may be of interest to them. Rating information plays an important role in revealing the true tastes of users. However, previous research indicates that natural noises may exist in the historical ratings and mislead the recommendation results. To deal with natural noises, different methods have been proposed, such as directly removing noises, correcting noise by re-predicting, or using additional information. However, these methods introduce some new problems, such as data sparsity and introducing new sources of noise. To address the problems, we present a new approach to managing natural noises in recommendation systems. Firstly, we provide the detection criteria for natural noises based on the classifications of users and items. After the noises are detected, we correct them with threshold values weighted by probabilities. Experimental results show that the proposed method can effectively correct natural noise and greatly improve the quality of recommendations.

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Journal

Algorithms

Volume

16

Article number

228

Pagination

1-16

Location

Basel, Switzerland

ISSN

1999-4893

eISSN

1999-4893

Language

English

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Issue

5

Publisher

MDPI

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