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Author Branting, L. Karl
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract This paper describes LCW, a procedure for learning customer preferences by observing customers' selections from return sets. An empirical evaluation on simulated customer behavior indicated that an uninformed hypothesis about customer weights leads to low ranking accuracy unless customers' place some importance on almost all features or the total number of features is quite small. In an evaluation on simulated customer behavior, LCW's estimate of the mean preferences of the customer population improved as the number of customers increased. This improvement in the estimate of mean customer preferences led to improved prediction of individual customer's rankings, irrespective of the extent of variation among customers and whether a single or multiple retrievals were permitted. The experimental results suggest that the return set that optimizes benefit may be smaller for customer populations with little variation than for customer populations with wide variation.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
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Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article