An Enhanced Similarity Measure Used in Personalized Recommendation Algorithms
Personalized recommendation systems combine the data mining technology with users browse profile and provide recommendation set to user forecasted by their interests. Collaborative filtering algorithm is one of the most successful methods for building personalized recommendation system, and is extensively used in many fields to date. With the development of E-commerce, the magnitudes of users and items grow rapidly, resulting in the extreme sparsity of user rating data. Traditional similarity measure methods work poor in this situation, make the quality of recommendation system decreased dramatically. To alleviate the problem, an enhanced Pearson correlation similarity measure method is introduced in the personalized collaborative filtering recommendation algorithm. The approach considers the common correlation rating of users. The recommendation using the enhanced similarity measure can improve the neighbors influence in the course of recommendation and enhance the accuracy and the quality of recommendation systems effectively.
S. J. Gong "An Enhanced Similarity Measure Used in Personalized Recommendation Algorithms", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 159, pp. 671-675, 2011