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2014

S. Vargas, P. Castells. Improving Sales Diversity By Recommending Users to Items. 8th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2014). Foster City, CA, USA, October 2014.

(BibTeX | Tags: novelty, recommender systems, collaborative filtering)

S. Vargas, L. Baltrunas, A. Karatzoglou, P. Castells. Coverage, Redundancy and Size-Awareness in Genre Diversity for Recommender Systems. 8th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2014). Foster City, CA, USA, October 2014.

(BibTeX | Tags: diversity, recommender systems)

R. Cañamares, P. Castells. Exploring social network effects on popularity biases in recommender systems. 6th Workshop on Recommender Systems and the Social Web (RSWeb 2014) at the 8th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2014). Foster City, CA, USA, October 2014.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, evaluation, social networks)

S. Vargas. Novelty and Diversity Enhancement and Evaluation in Recommender Systems and Information Retrieval. 37th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research & Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2014), Doctoral Consortium. Gold Coast, Australia, July 2014.
Slides

(BibTeX | Tags: novelty, diversity, recommender systems, information retrieval)

A. Bellogín, P. Castells, I. Cantador. Neighbor Selection and Weighting in User-Based Collaborative Filtering: A Performance Prediction Approach. ACM Transactions on the Web 8(2), March 2014.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, collaborative filtering, performance prediction, information retrieval)

P. G. Campos, F. Díez, I. Cantador. Time-Aware Recommender Systems: A Comprehensive Survey and Analysis of Existing Evaluation Protocols. User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction, Special Issue on Context-Aware Recommender Systems 24(1-2), February 2014, pp. 67-119.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, time-aware, context-aware, evaluation methodologies, survey)

2013

A. Bellogín, J. Wang, P. Castells. Bridging Memory-Based Collaborative Filtering and Text Retrieval. Information Retrieval 16(6), December 2013, pp. 697-724.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, collaborative filtering, information retrieval models, information retrieval)

A. Bellogín, J. Parapar, P. Castells. Probabilistic Collaborative Filtering with Negative Cross Entropy. 7th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2013). Hong Kong, China, October 2013.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, collaborative filtering, information retrieval models, information retrieval)

P. G. Campos, I. Fernández-Tobías, I. Cantador, F. Díez. Context-Aware Movie Recommendations: An Empirical Comparison of Pre-Filtering, Post-Filtering and Contextual Modeling Approaches. 14th International Conference on Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies (EC-Web 2013). August 2013, pp. 137-149.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, collaborative filtering, context, time)

J. Parapar, A. Bellogín, P. Castells, A. Barreiro. Relevance-Based Language Modelling for Recommender Systems. Information Processing & Management 49(4), July 2013.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, collaborative filtering, information retrieval models, information retrieval)

S. Vargas, P. Castells. Exploiting the Diversity of User Preferences for Recommendation. 10th International Conference in the RIAO series (OAIR 2013). Lisbon, Portugal, May 2013.
Slides

(BibTeX | Tags: diversity, recommender systems, web services, user profile)

A. Bellogín, I. Cantador, P. Castells, F. Díez. Exploiting Social Networks in Recommendation: a Multi-Domain Comparison. 13th Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop (DIR 2013). Delft, Netherlands, April 2013.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, evaluation, collaborative filtering, social networks, context)

P. G. Campos, I. Cantador, F. Díez. Exploiting Time Contexts in Collaborative Filtering: An Item Splitting Approach. 3rd workshop on Context-Awareness in Retrieval and Recommendation (CaRR 2013), at the 6th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM 2013). February 2013, pp. 3-6.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, collaborative filtering, context, time)

A. Bellogín, I. Cantador, P. Castells. A Comparative Study of Heterogeneous Item Recommendations in Social Systems. Information Sciences 221(1), February 2013, pp. 142-169.

(BibTeX | Tags: novelty, diversity, recommender systems, evaluation, collaborative filtering, social networks)

A. Bellogín, I. Cantador, F. Díez, P. Castells, E. Chavarriaga. An Empirical Comparison of Social, Collaborative Filtering, and Hybrid Recommenders. ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology 4(1), Special Issue on Context-Aware Movie Recommendations, February 2013.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, social networks, hybrid recommendation)

2012

A. Bellogín, J. Parapar. Using Graph Partitioning Techniques for Neighbour Selection in User-Based Collaborative Filtering. 6th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2012). Dublin, Ireland, September 2012.
Poster

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, collaborative filtering, clustering)

I. Cantador, P. Castells. Group Recommender Systems: New Perspectives in the Social Web. In J. J. Pazos Arias, A. Fernández Vilas, R. P. Díaz Redondo (Eds.): Recommender Systems for the Social Web. Springer Verlag, Intelligent Systems Reference Library, Vol. 32, 2012, ISBN: 978-3-642-25693-6.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, social web, group recommendation)

2011

P. G. Campos, F. Díez, A. Bellogín. Temporal Rating Habits: A Valuable Tool for Rating Discrimination. 2nd Challenge on Context-Aware Movie Recommendation (CAMRa 2011), at the 5th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2011). October 2011.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, context, time)

S. Vargas, P. Castells. Rank and Relevance in Novelty and Diversity Metrics for Recommender Systems. 5th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2011). Chicago, Illinois, October 2011, pp. 109-116.
Slides

(BibTeX | Tags: novelty, diversity, recommender systems, metrics, evaluation)

A. Bellogín, P. Castells, I. Cantador. Precision-Based Evaluation of Recommender Systems: An Algorithmic Comparison. 5th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2011). Chicago, Illinois, October 2011.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, metrics, evaluation, experimental methodology)

P. G. Campos, F. Díez, M. Sánchez-Montañés. Towards a More Realistic Evaluation: Testing the Ability to Predict Future Tastes of Matrix Factorization-based Recommenders. 5th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys-2011). October 2011, pp. 309-312.
Poster

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, evaluation, time)

A. Bellogín, J. Wang, P. Castells. Structured Collaborative Filtering. 20th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM 2011), Poster Session. Glasgow, UK, October 2011, pp. 2257-2260.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, collaborative filtering, information retrieval models, information retrieval)

A. Bellogín, P. Castells, I. Cantador. Predicting the Performance of Recommender Systems: An Information Theoretic Approach. 3rd International Conference on the Theory of Information Retrieval (ICTIR 2011) - Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 6931. Bertinoro, Italy, September 2011, ISBN: 978-3-642-23317-3, pp. 27-39.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, performance prediction, information retrieval)

S. Vargas, P. Castells, D. Vallet. Intent-Oriented Diversity in Recommender Systems. 34th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2011), Poster Session. Beijing, China, July 2011, pp. 1211-1212.
Poster

(BibTeX | Tags: diversity, recommender systems, metrics, evaluation, information retrieval)

A. Bellogín, P. Castells, I. Cantador. Self-adjusting Hybrid Recommenders Based on Social Network Analysis. 34th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2011), Poster Session. Beijing, China, July 2011, pp. 1147-1148.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, performance prediction, social networks, hybrid recommendation)

I. Cantador, P. Castells. Extracting Multilayered Communities of Interest from Semantic User Profiles: Application to Group Modeling and Hybrid Recommendations. Computers in Human Behavior 27, special issue on Social and Humanistic Computing for the Knowledge Society, July 2011, pp. 1321-1336.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, hybrid recommendation, semantics, community detection, group recommendation)

P. Castells, S. Vargas, J. Wang. Novelty and Diversity Metrics for Recommender Systems: Choice, Discovery and Relevance. International Workshop on Diversity in Document Retrieval (DDR 2011) at the 33rd European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2011). Dublin, Ireland, April 2011.

(BibTeX | Tags: novelty, diversity, recommender systems, metrics, evaluation, information retrieval)

I. Cantador, P. Castells, A. Bellogín. An Enhanced Semantic Layer for Hybrid Recommender Systems: Application to News Recommendation. International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems 7(1), 2011, pp. 44-78.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, hybrid recommendation, semantics, news retrieval)

A. Bellogín, I. Cantador, P. Castells, Á. Ortigosa. Discerning Relevant Model Features in a Content-based Collaborative Recommender System. In J. Fürnkranz, E. Hüllermeier (Eds.): Preference Learning. Springer Verlag, 2011, ISBN: 978-3-642-14124-9, pp. 429-456.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, collaborative filtering, content-based recommendation)

2010

P. G. Campos, A. Bellogín, F. Díez, and J. E. Chavarriaga. Simple Time-biased KNN-based Recommendations. Workshop on Context-Aware Movie Recommendation (CAMRa 2010), at the 4th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2010). Barcelona, Spain, September 2010, pp. 20-23.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, time)

F. Díez, J. E. Chavarriaga, P. G. Campos, A. Bellogín. Movie Recommendations Based on Explicit and Implicit Features Extracted from the Filmtipset Dataset. Workshop on Context-Aware Movie Recommendation (CAMRa 2010), at the 4th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2010). Barcelona, Spain, September 2010, pp. 42-52.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, context)

A. Bellogín, P. Castells. A Performance Prediction Approach to Enhance Collaborative Filtering Performance. 32nd European Conference on Information Retrieval (ECIR 2010), Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 5993. Milton Keynes, UK, May 2010, ISBN: 978-3642122743, pp. 382-393.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, collaborative filtering, performance prediction)

2009

A. Bellogín, P. Castells. Predicting Neighbor Goodness in Collaborative Filtering. 8th International Conference on Flexible Query Answering Systems (FQAS 2009), Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 5822. Roskilde, Denmark, October 2009, ISBN: 978-3-642-04956-9, pp. 605-616.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, collaborative filtering, performance prediction)

I. Cantador, P. Castells. Semantic Contextualisation in a News Recommender Systems. Workshop on Context-Aware Recommender Systems (CARS 2009) at the 3rd ACM Conference on Recommender Systems (RecSys 2009). New York, NY, USA, October 2009.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, context, news retrieval)

2008

I. Cantador, A. Bellogín,, P. Castells. Ontology-based Personalised and Context-aware Recommendations of News Items. IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI 2008). Sydney, Australia, December 2008.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, context, semantics, news retrieval)

A. Bellogín, I. Cantador, P. Castells, A. Ortigosa. Discovering Relevant Preferences in a Personalised Recommender System using Machine Learning Techniques. Preference Learning Workshop (PL 2008), at the 8th European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML PKDD 2008). Antwerp, Belgium, September 2008, pp. 82-96.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, machine learning)

I. Cantador, A. Bellogín, P. Castells. News@hand: A Semantic Web Approach to Recommending News. 5th International Conference on Adaptative Hypermedia (AH 2008), Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 5149. Hannover, Germany, July 2008, ISBN: 978-3-540-70984-8, pp. 279-283.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, semantics, news retrieval)

I. Cantador, M. Szomszor, H. Alani, M. Fernández, P. Castells. Enriching Ontological User Profiles with Tagging History for Multi-Domain Recommendations. 1st International Workshop on Collective Semantics: Collective Intelligence and the Semantic Web (CISWeb 2008), at the 5th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2008). Tenerife, Spain, June 2008, pp. 5-19.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, personalization, semantics)

I. Cantador, A. Bellogín, P. Castells. A Multilayer Ontology-based Hybrid Recommendation Model. AI Communications 21(2-3), Special Issue on Recommender Systems, April 2008, pp. 203-210.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, hybrid recommendation, semantics)

2007

I. Cantador, P. Castells, A. Bellogín. Modelling Ontology-based Multilayered Communities of Interest for Hybrid Recommendations. 1st Workshop on Adaptation and Personalization in Social Systems: Groups, Teams, Communities (SociUM 2007) at the 11th International Conference on User Modeling (UM 2007). Corfu, Greece, June 2007.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, hybrid recommendation, semantics)

I. Cantador, M. Fernández, P. Castells. Improving Ontology Recommendation and Reuse in WebCORE by Collaborative Assessments. Workshop on Social and Collaborative Construction of Structured Knowledge at the 16th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2007). Banff, Canada, May 2007.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, collaborative filtering, semantics, collaborative systems)

2006

I. Cantador, P. Castells. Multilayered Semantic Social Network Modeling by Ontology-Based User Profiles Clustering: Application to Collaborative Filtering. 15th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2006). Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 4248. Podebrady, Czech Republic, October 2006, ISSN: 3-540-46363-1, pp. 334-349.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, collaborative filtering, social networks, semantics)

I. Cantador, M. Fernández, P. Castells. A Collaborative Recommendation Framework for Ontology Evaluation and Reuse. International Workshop on Recommender Systems at the 17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2006). Riva del Garda, Italy, August 2006.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, collaborative filtering, semantics, collaborative systems)

I. Cantador, P. Castells, D. Vallet. Enriching Group Profiles with Ontologies for Knowledge-Driven Collaborative Content Retrieval. 1st Int. Workshop on Semantic Technologies in Collaborative Applications (STICA 2006), at the 15th IEEE Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructures for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE 2006). Manchester, UK, June 2006.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, collaborative filtering, information retrieval, semantics, group recommendation)

I. Cantador, P. Castells. Multilayered Ontology-Based User Profiles and Semantic Social Networks for Recommender Systems. 2nd Int. Workshop on Web Personalisation, Recommender Systems and Intelligent User Interfaces (WPRSIUI 2006) at the 4th Int. Conf. on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems (AH 2006). Dublin, Ireland, June 2006.

(BibTeX | Tags: recommender systems, social networks, semantics)

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