Latent Factor-based Rating Feedback Learning for Restaurants Recommendation
Abstract— Nowadays, when people go out to eat, their choice of restaurant depends not only on taste, but
also on many other factors. Therefore, mining what factors of the restaurant the users care about is a key
problem for restaurant recommendation. This paper is engaged to mining the latent theme factors of
restaurant the users care about and applying the result to restaurant recommendation. In this paper, we used
LDA model to extract the latent theme features of the restaurants, calculated the similarity based on latent
factors and rating feedbacks to make rating prediction and restaurants recommendation. This paper conducted
an experiment with the review data from Yelp dataset, exploring the performance of the algorithm and the
optimal theme number K. The results of the experiment showed that the algorithm achieved some
improvement in rating prediction. To some content, applying the latent theme distribution to the problem of
restaurant recommendation can solve the problem of data sparsity, decrease the computational dimension and
raise the accuracy of rating prediction.
Index Terms— Latent Factor; Rating Feedback; Restaurants recommendation; LDA
Yi Xu, Ziliang Wan, Zige Zhou, Yuchen Liu, Jinpeng Chen
School of Software Engineering, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, CHINA
Cite: Yi Xu, Ziliang Wan, Zige Zhou, Yuchen Liu, Jinpeng Chen, "Latent Factor-based Rating Feedback Learning for Restaurants Recommendation," Proceedings of 2019 the 9th International Workshop on Computer Science and Engineering, pp. 150-155, Hong Kong, 15-17 June, 2019.