CATS: A Synchronous Approach to Collaborative Group Recommendation

Kevin McCarthy, Maria Salamo, Lorcan Coyle, Lorraine McGinty, Barry Smyth, Paddy Nixon

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Abstract

Group recommender systems introduce a whole set of new challenges for recommender systems research. The notion of generating a set of recommendations that will satisfy a group of users with potentially competing interests is challenging in itself. In addition to this we must consider how to record and combine the preferences of many different users as they engage in simultaneous recommendation dialogs. In this paper we introduce a group recommender system that is designed to provide assistance to a group of friends trying the plan a skiing vacation. The system uses the DiamondTouch interactive tabletop to allow up to 4 users to simultaneously engage in parallel recommendation sessions and we describe how personal and shared profiles and interaction spaces can be managed to generate sets of recommendations for the individual as well as the group.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Nineteenth International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS 2006)- Melbourne Beach, Florida
EditorsGeoff Sutcliffe, Randy Goebel
Place of PublicationUnited States
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
Pages86-91
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781577352617
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event19th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS 2006) - Melbourne Beach, Florida, United States
Duration: 11 May 200613 May 2006

Conference

Conference19th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS 2006)
Abbreviated titleFLAIRS 2006
CountryUnited States
CityFlorida
Period11/05/0613/05/06

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    McCarthy, K., Salamo, M., Coyle, L., McGinty, L., Smyth, B., & Nixon, P. (2006). CATS: A Synchronous Approach to Collaborative Group Recommendation. In G. Sutcliffe, & R. Goebel (Eds.), Proceedings of the Nineteenth International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference (FLAIRS 2006)- Melbourne Beach, Florida (pp. 86-91). Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). https://aaai.org/Papers/FLAIRS/2006/Flairs06-015.pdf