Implementation of context-aware Item recommendation through MapReduce data aggregation

W. Beer, C. Derwein, S. Herramhof. Implementation of context-aware Item recommendation through MapReduce data aggregation. pages 26-32, 12, 2013.

  • Wolfgang Beer
  • Christian Derwein
  • Sandor Herramhof
BuchProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing & Multimedia - MoMM 2013
TypIn Konferenzband

As the amount of ubiquitous product and service information within our daily lives is exploding, client-centric and context-aware information filtering is one of the thriving topics within the next years. A popular approach is to combine context-awareness with traditional recommendation engines in order to evaluate the relevance of a large amount of items for a given situation and user. Within this work we propose a general software architecture as well as a prototypical implementation for a framework that combines traditional recommendation methods with a variable number of context dimensions, such as location of social context. This work shows how to use a MapReduce programming model for aggregating the necessary information for calculating fast context-aware recommendations. A use-case at the end of this work shows how to use this general framework to implement a client-centric, MapReduce-based recommendation engine for real-time recommending music events.