Power to the People: Exploring Neighbourhood Formations in Social Recommender System
S. Bourke, K. McCarthy, and B. Smyth. Proceedings of the Fifth ACM Conference on Recommender Systems, page 337--340. New York, NY, USA, ACM, (2011)
The explosive growth of online social networks in recent times has presented a powerful source of information to be utilised in personalised recommendations. Unsurprisingly there has already been a large body of work completed in the recommender system field to incorporate this social information into the recommendation process. In this paper we examine the practice of leveraging a user's social graph in order to generate recommendations. Using various neighbourhood selection strategies, we examine the user satisfaction and the level of perceived trust in the recommendations received.