Analysis of cold-start recommendations in IPTV systems
In this paper we evaluate the performance of different collaborative algorithms in cold-start situations, where the initial lack of ratings may affect the quality of the algorithms. The evaluation has been performed on the pay-per-view datasets collected by two IP-television providers over a period of several months. The analysis shows that item-based algorithms perform better with respect to SVD-based ones in the early stage of the cold-start problem. Moreover, the accuracy of SVD-based algorithms, when using few latent factors, decreases with the time-evolution of the dataset. On the contrary, the same algorithms used with a large-enough number of latent features increase their accuracy with time and may outperform the item-based algorithms.