Personalized Ranking Recommendation via Integrating Multiple Feedbacks

  • Jian Liu
  • Chuan Shi
  • Binbin Hu
  • Shenghua Liu
  • Philip S. Yu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10235)


Recently, recommender system has attracted a lot of attentions, which helps users to find items of interest through utilizing the user-item interaction information and/or content information associated with users and items. The interaction information (i.e., feedback) between users and items are widely exploited to build recommendation models. The feedback data in recommender systems usually comes in the form of both explicit feedback (e.g., rating) and implicit feedback (e.g., browsing histories, click logs). Although existing works have begun to utilize either explicit or implicit feedback for better recommendation, they did not make best use of these feedback information together. In this paper, we first study the personalized ranking recommendation problem by integrating multiple feedbacks, i.e., one type of explicit feedback and multiple types of implicit feedbacks. Then we propose a unified and flexible personalized ranking framework MFPR to integrate multiple feedbacks. Moreover, as there are no readily available training data, an explicit feedback based training data generation algorithm is designed to generate item pairs with more accurate partial order consistent with the multiple feedbacks for the proposed ranking model. Extensive experiments on two real-world datasets validate the effectiveness of the MFPR model, and the integration of multiple feedbacks making up better complementary information significantly improves recommendation performance.


Recommender system Multiple feedbacks Explicit feedback Implicit feedback Bayesian Personalized Ranking 



This work is supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 61375058, 61572467), National Key Basic Research and Department (973) Program of China (No. 2013CB329606), and the Co-construction Project of Beijing Municipal Commission of Education.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jian Liu
    • 1
  • Chuan Shi
    • 1
    • 4
  • Binbin Hu
    • 1
  • Shenghua Liu
    • 2
  • Philip S. Yu
    • 3
  1. 1.Beijing Key Lab of Intelligent Telecommunications Software and MultimediaBeijing University of Posts and TelecommunicationsBeijingChina
  2. 2.Chinese Academy of SciencesInstitute of Computing TechnologyBeijingChina
  3. 3.University of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA
  4. 4.Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Imaging TechnologyCapital Normal UniversityBeijingChina

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