Transfer Learning for Resolving Sparsity Problem in Recommender systems: Human Values Approach

Abhishek Srivastava, Pradip Kumar Bala, Bipul Kumar


With the rapid rise in popularity of ecommerce application, Recommender Systems are being widely used by them to predict the response that a user will give to a given item. This prediction helps in cross selling, upselling and to increase the loyalty of their customers. However due to lack of sufficient feedback data these systems suffer from sparsity problem which leads to decline in their prediction efficiency. In this work, we have proposed and empirically demonstrated how the Transfer Learning approach using five dimensions of basic human values can be successfully used to alleviate the sparsity problem and increase the efficiency of recommender system algorithms.


Recommender systems;Collaborative Filtering;Sparsity problem;Transfer learning ; Basic Human Values

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