Estimated Rating Based on Hours Played for Video Game Recommendation

  • Javier Pérez-MarcosEmail author
  • Diego Sánchez-Moreno
  • Vivian López Batista
  • María Dolores Muñoz
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 801)


This work presents a method to estimate ratings for video games based on the user’s playing hours. Based on these ratings, through collaborative filtering techniques, it is possible to make recommendations for video games without taking into account their popularity, solving the problem of long tail. The item-based k-NN algorithms and SVD++ are the ones that obtains the best results with the proposed estimation method, improving the original one and obtaining similar results in the rest of cases.


Rating estimation Rating prediction Video games Collaborative filtering Recommender systems 



This work was supported by the Spanish Ministry, Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad and FEDER funds. Project. SURF: Intelligent System for integrated and sustainable management of urban fleets TIN2015-65515-C4-3-R.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Javier Pérez-Marcos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Diego Sánchez-Moreno
    • 2
  • Vivian López Batista
    • 2
  • María Dolores Muñoz
    • 2
  1. 1.BISITE Digital Innovation HubUniversity of SalamancaSalamancaSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de Informática y AutomáticaUniversity of SalamancaSalamancaSpain

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