This paper focuses on stability of recommendation algorithms, which measures the consistency of recommender system predictions. Stability is a desired property of recommender systems and has important implications on users' trust and acceptance of recommendations. Prior research has reported that some popular recommendation algorithms suffer from high degree of instability. In this study we propose a novel meta-algorithm that can be used in conjunction with different traditional recommendation techniques to improve their stability. Our experimental results on real-world movie rating data demonstrate that the proposed approach can achieve substantially higher stability as compared to the original recommendation algorithms, while, perhaps as importantly, providing additional improvements in predictive accuracy as well.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2011|
|Event||21st Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems, WITS 2011 - Shanghai, China|
Duration: Dec 3 2011 → Dec 4 2011
|Other||21st Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems, WITS 2011|
|Period||12/3/11 → 12/4/11|