Title: A recommendation algorithm for point of interest using time-based collaborative filtering

Authors: Jun Zeng; Xin He; Feng Li; Yingbo Wu

Addresses: School of Big Data and Software Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, 400044, China ' School of Big Data and Software Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, 400044, China ' School of Big Data and Software Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, 400044, China ' School of Big Data and Software Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, 400044, China

Abstract: Location-based social networks (LBSNs) make it possible for people to share their visited places by uploading the check-in information. To improve the efficiency of recommendation algorithm, researchers introduce check-in data into point of interest (POI) recommendation to help users find new and interesting place. However, some researches ignore the signification of time factor for POI recommendation in LBSNs. In this paper, we propose a time-based collaborative filtering algorithm according to the similarity between users which combines the global similarity during a long period and local similarity within a short time interval. The experimental results show that the method we proposed can get more accurate recommendation.

Keywords: location-based social networks; LBSN; recommendation system; point of interest recommendation; time-based collaborative filtering.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITM.2020.10028806

International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 2020 Vol.19 No.4, pp.347 - 357

Received: 18 Jul 2018
Accepted: 26 Mar 2019

Published online: 22 Apr 2020 *

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