Cross-domain collaborative filtering recommenders exploit data from other domains (e.g., movie ratings) to predict users’ interests in a different target domain (e.g., suggest music). Most current cross-domain recommenders focus on modeling user ratings but pay limited attention to user reviews. Additionally, due to the complexity of these recommender systems, they cannot provide any information to users to support user decisions. To address these challenges, we propose Deep Hybrid Cross Domain (DHCD) model, a cross-domain neural framework, that can simultaneously predict user ratings, and provide useful information to strengthen the suggestions and support user decision across multiple domains. Specifically, DHCD enhances the predicted ratings by jointly modeling two crucial facets of users’ product assessment: ratings and reviews. To support decisions, it models and provides natural review-like sentences across domains according to user interests and item features. This model is robust in integrating user rating and review information from more than two domains. Our extensive experiments show that DHCD can significantly outperform advanced baselines in rating predictions and review generation tasks. For rating prediction tasks, it outperforms cross-domain and single-domain collaborative filtering as well as hybrid recommender systems. Furthermore, our review generation experiments suggest an improved perplexity score and transfer of reviewmore »
Multi-criteria and Review-Based Overall Rating Prediction
An overall rating cannot reveal the details of user’s preferences toward each feature of a product. One widespread practice of e-commerce websites is to provide ratings on predefined aspects of the product and user-generated reviews. Most recent multi-criteria works employ aspect preferences of users or user reviews to understand the opinions and behavior of users. However, these works fail to learn how users correlate these information sources when users express their opinion about an item. In this work, we present Multi-task & Multi-Criteria Review-based Rating (MMCRR), a framework to predict the overall ratings of items by learning how users represent their preferences when using multi-criteria ratings and text reviews. We conduct extensive experiments with three real-life datasets and six baseline models. The results show that MMCRR can reduce prediction errors while learning features better from the data.
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