Just-for-Me: An adaptive personalization system for location-aware social music recommendation

Zhiyong Cheng, Jialie Shen

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The fast growth of online communities and increasing popularity of internet-accessing smart devices have significantly changed the way people consume and share music. As an emerging technology to facilitate effective music retrieval on the move, intelligent recommendation has been recently received great attentions in recent years. While a large amount of efforts have been invested in the field, the technology is still in its infancy. One of the major reasons for this stagnation is due to inability of the existing approaches to comprehensively take multiple kinds of contextual information into account. In the paper, we present a novel recommender system called Just-for-Me to facilitate effective social music recommendation by considering users' location related contexts as well as global music popularity trends. We also develop an unified recommendation model to integrate the contextual factors as well as music contents simultaneously. Furthermore, pseudo-observations are proposed to overcome the cold-start and sparsity problems. An extensive experimental study based on different test collections demonstrates that Just-for-Me system can significantly improve the recommendation performance at various geo-locations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICMR 2014 - Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval 2014
Place of PublicationGlasgow, United Kingdom
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781450327824
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 4th ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval, ICMR 2014 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Apr 20144 Apr 2014


Conference2014 4th ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval, ICMR 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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