Influential seed items recommendation

Qi Liu, Biao Xiang, Enhong Chen, Yong Ge, Hui Xiong, Tengfei Bao, Yi Zheng

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18 Scopus citations


In this paper, we present a systematic perspective study on choosing and evaluating the initial seed items that will be recommended to the cold start users. We first construct an item consumption correlation network to capture the existing users' general consumption behaviors. Then, we formalize initial items recommendation as the influential seed set selection problem. Along this line, we present several methods, each of which selects seed items according to different rules. Finally, the experimental results on two real-world data sets verify that with different seed items, the users' consumption numbers will be quite different. Meanwhile, the results also provide many deep insights into these selection methods and their recommended seed items.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRecSys'12 - Proceedings of the 6th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event6th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems, RecSys 2012 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: Sep 9 2012Sep 13 2012

Publication series

NameRecSys'12 - Proceedings of the 6th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems


Conference6th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems, RecSys 2012


  • Influential
  • Item network
  • Popularity
  • Seed items

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software


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