Predicting ratings in multi-criteria recommender systems via a collective factor model
Published in Journal 1, 2021
Recommended citation: Ge Fan, et al. "Predicting ratings in multi-criteria recommender systems via a collective factor model." Companion Proceedings of the Web Conference 2021: 1-6. [PDF]
In this paper, we propose an end-to-end collective factor model (CFM) for the multi-criteria recommender system. Our methods integrate loss functions of overall ratings and multi-criteria ratings in a linear manner, such that both overall ratings and multi-criteria ratings are exploited to train the collective factor model. Our model does not need to estimate a user’s multi-criteria ratings as a sub-process, which makes the system more robust than two-stages based methods. Experiment results on 3 benchmark datasets show that our methods outperform 8 different baselines, by achieving up to 10.52% and 13.14% lower RMSE and MAE than the state-of-the-art approach CIC.