Collaborative filtering: multiple items are rated multiple times by each user

anahochmanovaanahochmanova Member Posts: 3 Contributor I
edited November 2018 in Help
Would it be possible  to model as a recommendation problem the selection of an item that can be selected (and rated) by the same user many times? I can't find references of previous work.

For example User1 can select item A (and rate it) then item A again (and give it a different rate) and then again item A can be selected n times.. then the same for item B, but item A could be again selected at any time point, and that could happen for any of the A, B, C... Z items. Could this be modelled somehow as a recommender system?


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    juan7710juan7710 Member Posts: 11 Contributor II
    I'd say that the main point here is to decide what to do with multiple ratings of a same item by one same user. Do you pick the last rating? The average of all ratings? The maximum rating? In the last two cases I'd aggregate ratings by user first (either using average or maximum aggregation functions) to build my recommendation table. And then proceed with the recommender system.
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    JEdwardJEdward RapidMiner Certified Analyst, RapidMiner Certified Expert, Member Posts: 578 Unicorn
    I'd be tempted to experiment with weighting the average values based on most recent review (to stop people trying to rate several times to game the system, but also reflecting that people can change their minds).

    For example give a worth of 1 to the most recent review, then 0.9,0.8,0.7 etc for earlier ones. 

    So, for example if someone rates a Product A 5 times:
    5* most recent
    4* least recent

    Taking an average of the reviews would weight it at 2.6 which doesn't really reflect the high recent review, but if you weight them as above then the average becomes 3.8 much closer to the most recent review.
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