Efficient Purchase Pattern Clustering Based on SOM for Recommender System in u-Commerce

  • Young Sung Cho
  • Song Chul Moon
  • Seon-phil Jeong
  • In-Bae Oh
  • Keun Ho Ryu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 280)


This paper proposes an efficient purchase pattern clustering method based on SOM(Self-Organizing Map) for Personal Ontology Recommender System in u-Commerce under ubiquitous computing environment which is required by real time accessibility and agility. In this paper, it is necessary for us to keep clustering the user’s information to join the user’s score based on RFM factors using SOM network and the analysis of RFM to be able to reflect the attributes of the user in order to reflect frequently changing trends of purchase pattern by emphasizing the important users and items, and to improve better performance of recommendation. The proposed makes the task of an efficient purchase pattern clustering based on SOM for preprocessing so as to be possible to recommend by the loyalty of RFM factors as considering user’s propensity. To verify improved better performance of proposing system than the previous systems, we carry out the experiments in the same dataset collected in a cosmetic internet shopping mall.


RFM Collaborative Filtering SOM(Self-Organizing Map) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Young Sung Cho
    • 1
  • Song Chul Moon
    • 2
  • Seon-phil Jeong
    • 3
  • In-Bae Oh
    • 4
  • Keun Ho Ryu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceChungbuk National UniversityCheongjuKorea
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceNamseoul UniversityCheonan-CityKorea
  3. 3.Computer Science and TechnologyDST, BNU-HKBU United International CollegeZhuhaiChina
  4. 4.Chungbuk Health & Science UniversityChungbukKorea

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