Sertkan, M., & Neidhardt, J. (2022). Exploring Expressed Emotions for Neural News Recommendation. In UMAP ’22 Adjunct: Adjunct Proceedings of the 30th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization (pp. 22–28). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3511047.3536414
Due to domain-specific challenges such as short item lifetimes and continuous cold-start issues, news recommender systems rely more on content-based methods to deduce reliable user models and make personalized recommendations. Research has shown that alongside the content of an item, the way it is presented to the users also plays a critical role. In this work, we focus on the effect of incorporating expressed emotions within news articles on recommendation performance. We propose a neural news recommendation model that disentangles semantic and emotional modeling of news articles and users. While we exploit the textual content for the semantic representation, we extract and combine emotions of different information levels for the emotional representation. Offline experiments on a real-world dataset show that our approach outperforms non-emotion-aware solutions significantly. Finally, we provide a future outline, where we plan to investigate a) the online performance and b) the explainability/explorability of our approach.
Christian Doppler Labor für Weiterentwicklung des State-of-the-Art von Recommender-Systemen in mehreren Domänen: CDL Neidhardt (CDG Christian Doppler Forschungsgesellschaft)