Evaluation of Group Profiling Strategies
Christophe Senot, Dimitre Kostadinov, Makram Bouzid, Jérôme Picault, Armen Aghasaryan
Most of the existing personalization systems such as content recommenders or targeted ads focus on individual users and ignore the social situation in which the services are consumed. However, many human activities are social and involve several in-dividuals whose tastes and expectations must be taken into account by the system. When a group profile is not available, different profile aggrega-tion strategies can be applied to recommend ade-quate items to a group of users based on their indi-vidual profiles. We consider an approach intended to determine the factors that influence the choice of an aggregation strategy. We present evaluations made on a large-scale dataset of TV viewings, where real group interests are compared to the pre-dictions obtained by combining individual user profiles according to different strategies.