%0 Journal Article
%A FU Xiaodong
%A GAO Yan
%A LIU Weiyi
%A WU Hao
%A YUE Kun
%T Construction and inference of latent variable model oriented to user preference discovery
%D 2017
%R 10.11772/j.issn.1001-9081.2017.02.0360
%J Journal of Computer Applications
%P 360-366
%V 37
%N 2
%X Large amount of user rating data, involving plentiful users' opinion and preference, is produced in e-commerce applications. An construction and inference method for latent variable model (i.e., Bayesian Network with a latent variable) oriented to user preference discovery from rating data was proposed to accurately infer user preference. First, the unobserved values in the rating data were filled by Biased Matrix Factorization (BMF) model to address the sparseness problem of rating data. Second, latent variable was used to represent user preference, and the construction of latent variable model based on Mutual Information (MI), maximal semi-clique and Expectation Maximization (EM) was given. Finally, an Gibbs sampling based algorithm for probabilistic inference of the latent variable model and the user preference discovery was given. The experimental results demonstrate that, compared with collaborative filtering, the latent variable model is more efficient for describing the dependence relationships and the corresponding uncertainties of related attributes among rating data, which can more accurately infer the user preference.
%U https://www.joca.cn/EN/10.11772/j.issn.1001-9081.2017.02.0360