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A recommendation method for online dating networks based on social relations and demographic information

Chen, Lin, Nayak, Richi, & Xu, Yue (2011) A recommendation method for online dating networks based on social relations and demographic information. In Proceedings of The 2011 International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, IEEE, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, pp. 407-411.

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Abstract

A new relationship type of social networks - online dating - are gaining popularity. With a large member base, users of a dating network are overloaded with choices about their ideal partners. Recommendation methods can be utilized to overcome this problem. However, traditional recommendation methods do not work effectively for online dating networks where the dataset is sparse and large, and a two-way matching is required. This paper applies social networking concepts to solve the problem of developing a recommendation method for online dating networks. We propose a method by using clustering, SimRank and adapted SimRank algorithms to recommend matching candidates. Empirical results show that the proposed method can achieve nearly double the performance of the traditional collaborative filtering and common neighbor methods of recommendation.

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ID Code: 47968
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Online dating, Clustering, SimRank
DOI: 10.1109/ASONAM.2011.66
ISBN: 9780769543758
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > OTHER INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (089900) > Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified (089999)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Computer Science
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 IEEE
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Deposited On: 09 Jan 2012 08:56
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2012 10:26

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