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A social matching system for an online dating network : a preliminary study

Nayak, Richi, Zhang, Meng, & Chen, Lin (2010) A social matching system for an online dating network : a preliminary study. In 2010 IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops, IEEE Computer Society, University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney, NSW, pp. 352-357.

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Abstract

Due to the change in attitudes and lifestyles, people expect to find new partners and friends via various ways now-a-days. Online dating networks create a network for people to meet each other and allow making contact with different objectives of developing a personal, romantic or sexual relationship. Due to the higher expectation of users, online matching companies are trying to adopt recommender systems. However, the existing recommendation techniques such as content-based, collaborative filtering or hybrid techniques focus on users explicit contact behaviors but ignore the implicit relationship among users in the network. This paper proposes a social matching system that uses past relations and user similarities in finding potential matches. The proposed system is evaluated on the dataset collected from an online dating network. Empirical analysis shows that the recommendation success rate has increased to 31% as compared to the baseline success rate of 19%.

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ID Code: 40182
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Social Network Analysis, Recommender Systems, Social Matching, Clustering, online dating
DOI: 10.1109/ICDMW.2010.36
ISBN: 9780769542577
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Information Systems not elsewhere classified (080699)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Computer Science
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 IEEE
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Last Modified: 18 Feb 2011 16:14

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