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Through wifi connection history to solve recommendation system cold start problem

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000248935D
Publication Date: 2017-Jan-22
Document File: 3 page(s) / 47K

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Abstract

The disclosure discloses through wifi connection history to solve recommendation system cold start problem. The wifi connection history will be record after you connected the wifi. This information can be used to system cold start.

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Through wifi connection history to solve recommendation system cold start problem

Recommendation system cold start problem means when we have a new customer, we have no information about him/her. In this case, how to recommend commodity to him. Cold start problem in the field of recommender system is a common problem which is difficult to handle. There are many different solutions for cold start problem. For example: 1. It is recommend the most popular items to our users. 2. When user registering, we can ask the him/her to input their preferences or favorite items. But we think that these methods may have some limitations. The most popular items may be not liked by the users and the user may not like to input too much personal information about his profile.

It is a new way to solve the cold start problem. That is the users' wifi connection history. The wifi information by phone can be get mainly. Mobile wifi connection records is the information we can easily access to. This information contains the wifi name, start time, connection time and so on. We found that in many of these information content can be mining. For example, the history information contains some names of the hotels, We find that these are all about the express inns. We can get a message that this person has a larger needs of the express inns. So when we know nothing about this customer, or we need to cold start ,we can recommend express inns to him/her. For another example, if we find that the history information contains many names of the wifi about the airport wifi or the railway station of the wifi, we can recommend some discount air tickets or train tickets. Finally an example, if we find that the history information contains many names of the re...