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Experience-Based Critiquing: Reusing Critiquing Experiences to Improve Conversational Recommendation

  • Kevin McCarthy
  • Yasser Salem
  • Barry Smyth
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6176)

Abstract

Product recommendation systems are now a key part of many e-commerce services and have proven to be a successful way to help users navigate complex product spaces. In this paper, we focus on critiquing-based recommenders, which permit users to tweak the features of recommended products in order to refine their needs and preferences. In this paper, we describe a novel approach to reusing past critiquing histories in order to improve overall recommendation efficiency.

Keywords

Recommender System Critique Pair Session Length Recommendation Process Compound Critique 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kevin McCarthy
    • 1
  • Yasser Salem
    • 1
  • Barry Smyth
    • 1
  1. 1.CLARITY: Centre for Sensor Web Technologies, School of Computer Science and InformaticsUniversity College DublinDublin 4Ireland

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