Modeling User Behaviour in Research Paper Recommendation System

Arpita Chaudhuri, Debasis Samanta, Monalisa Sarma

User intention which often changes dynamically is considered to be an important factor for modeling users in the design of recommendation systems. Recent studies are starting to focus on predicting user intention (what users want) beyond user preference (what users like). In this work, a user intention model is proposed based on deep sequential topic analysis. The model predicts a user's intention in terms of the topic of interest. The Hybrid Topic Model (HTM) comprising Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) and Word2Vec is proposed to derive the topic of interest of users and the history of preferences. HTM finds the true topics of papers estimating word-topic distribution which includes syntactic and semantic correlations among words. Next, to model user intention, a Long Short Term Memory (LSTM) based sequential deep learning model is proposed. This model takes into account temporal context, namely the time difference between clicks of two consecutive papers seen by a user. Extensive experiments with the real-world research paper dataset indicate that the proposed approach significantly outperforms the state-of-the-art methods. Further, the proposed approach introduces a new road map to model a user activity suitable for the design of a research paper recommendation system.

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