An Ontology-Based Hybrid Recommender System for Internet Protocol Television

  • Mohammad Wahiduzzaman Khan
  • Gaik-Yee ChanEmail author
  • Fang-Fang Chua
  • Su-Cheng Haw
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10645)


Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) has gained popularity in providing TV channels and program choices to broad range of user. The service providers are attempting ways to attract more users’ subscription and as from user point of view, they would like to have channel or program recommendations based on their preferences as well as public suggestions. This motivates us to propose an ontology-based hybrid recommender system. This system applies content-based and collaborative filtering in IPTV domain to increase users’ satisfaction. The preliminary experimental results show that our proposed system works more effectively by eliminating the cold-start problem, over specialization, data sparsity and new item problems and efficiently by using the ontological user profile for computation of recommendations.


Collaborative filtering Content-based Hybrid recommender system Internet protocol television Ontology 



This work is supported by the funding of TM R&D from the Telekom Malaysia, Malaysia.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad Wahiduzzaman Khan
    • 1
  • Gaik-Yee Chan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fang-Fang Chua
    • 1
  • Su-Cheng Haw
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Computing and InformaticsMultimedia UniversityCyberjayaMalaysia

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