Social recommender systems: techniques, domains, metrics, datasets and future scope


With the evolution of social media, an enormous amount of information is shared every day. Recommender systems contribute significantly in handling big data and presenting relevant information, services and items to people. A substantial number of recommender system algorithms based on social media data have been proposed and applied to numerous domains in the literature. This paper presents a state-of-the-art survey of existing techniques of social recommender systems. We present different domains where the existing systems have been experimented. We also present a tabular representation of different metrics used by these papers. We discuss some frequently used datasets of these systems. Lastly, we discuss some of the future works in this area. The main aim of this paper is to provide a concise review of published papers to assist potential researchers in this field to devise new techniques.

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Shokeen, J., Rana, C. Social recommender systems: techniques, domains, metrics, datasets and future scope. J Intell Inf Syst 54, 633–667 (2020).

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  • Recommender system
  • Social media
  • Collaborative filtering
  • Deep learning
  • Social networks
  • Social recommender system