The enormous growth of information on the Internet makes finding information challenging and time consuming. Recommender systems provide a solution to this problem by automatically capturing user interests and recommending related information the user may also find interesting. In this paper, we present a novel recommender system for the research paper domain using a Dynamic Normalized Tree of Concepts (DNTC) model. Our system improves existing vector and tree of concepts models to be adaptable with a complex ontology and a large number of papers. The proposed system uses the 2012 version of the ACM Computing Classification System (CCS) ontology. This ontology has a much deeper structure than previous versions, which makes it challenging for previous ontology-based approaches to recommender systems. We performed offline evaluations using papers provided by ACM digital library for classifier training, and papers provided by CiteSeerX digital library for measuring the performance of the proposed DNTC model. Our evaluation results show that the novel DNTC model significantly outperforms the other two models: non-normalized tree of concepts and the vector of concepts models. Further, our DNTC model provides high average precision and reliable results when used in a context which the user has multiple interests and reads a large quantity of papers over time.
|Title of host publication||RCIS 2017: IEEE 11th International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science|
|Place of Publication||Brighton|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 10 May 2017|
|Event||RCIS 2017: IEEE 11th International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science - Brighton, 10-12 May 2017|
Duration: 10 May 2017 → …
|Conference||RCIS 2017: IEEE 11th International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science|
|Period||10/05/17 → …|
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Al Alshaikh, M., Uchyigit, G., & Evans, R. (2017). A research paper recommender system using a dynamic normalized tree of concepts model for user modelling. In RCIS 2017: IEEE 11th International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (pp. 0-0). IEEE.