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Trust-based Modelling of Multi-criteria Crowdsourced Data

Leal, Fátima, Malheiro, Benedita, González-Vélez, Horacio and Burguillo, Juan Carlos (2017) Trust-based Modelling of Multi-criteria Crowdsourced Data. Data Science and Engineering. pp. 1-11. ISSN 2364-1541

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As a recommendation technique based on historical user information, collaborative filtering typically predicts the classification of items using a single criterion for a given user. However, many application domains can benefit from the analysis of multiple criteria, e.g. tourists usually rate attractions (hotels, attractions, restaurants, etc.) using multiple criteria. In this paper, we argue that the personalised combination of multi-criteria data together with the creation and application of trust models should not only refine the tourist profile, but also improve the quality of the collaborative recommendations. The main contributions of this work are: (1) a novel profiling approach which takes advantage of the multi-criteria crowdsourced data and builds pairwise trust models and (2) the k-NN prediction of user ratings using trust-based neighbour selection. Significant experimental work has been performed using crowdsourced datasets from the Expedia and TripAdvisor platforms.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Specific Industries > Tourism Industry
Divisions: School of Computing > Staff Research and Publications
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2017 12:53
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2017 12:53

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