IJISA Vol. 10, No. 9, Sep. 2018
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A context-aware recommender system attempts to generate better recommendations using contextual information. However, generating recommendations for specific contexts have been challenging because of the difficulties in using contextual information to enhance the capabilities of recommender systems.
Several methods have been used to incorporate contextual information into traditional recommendation algorithms and data modeling techniques. These methods focus on incorporating contextual information to improve general recommendations for users rather than identifying the different context applicable to the user and providing recommendations geared towards those specific contexts.
We develop two methods: the first method attaches user preference across multiple contextual conditions, assuming that user preference remains the same, but the suitability of items differs across different contextual conditions. The second method assumes that item suitability remains the same across different contextual conditions but user preference changes.
We perform some experiments on the last.fm dataset to evaluate our methods. We also compared our work to other context-aware recommendation approaches. Our results show that grouping ratings by context and jointly factorizing with common factors improves prediction accuracy.
In the last century, with the inception of various software development industries at around mid-1960’s, the complexities and size of the software have always been a major concern for the industries. The ad-hoc process of development has evolved into a standardized one due to the increase in the size and complexity of software projects. The standardized process of software development was further evolved to predict the overall cost required for the development before the software is actually built. To achieve the same, many cost estimation methodologies have already been successfully implemented, each with certain pros and cons. The present scenario demands even further refined and accurate predictions, which the above-said methods cease to provide. In this paper, we present a chaotically modified particle swarm optimization (CMPSO) based morphological learning approach to accurately estimate the cost incurred in the development process. The proposed approach focuses on a mathematical morphological (MM) framework based hybrid artificial neuron (also called dilation-erosion perceptron or DEP) with algebraic foundations in complete lattice theory (CLT). The proposed CMPSO-DEP model was tested on 5 well-known datasets of software projects with three popular performance metrics and the results were compared with the best existing models available in the literature.[...] Read more.
The criteria and sub criteria-based decision model for selection of tourism site using Analytic Network Process (ANP) method was to be implemented in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. In this study, we proposed criteria and sub criteria that influenced each other and had feedback between the two so that there was a comparison of tourism site alternatives according to sub criteria and pairwise comparative assessment with scale 1-9 that was then calculated in form of matrix of pairwise comparison. The result of this study was in form of decision alternatives in form of ranking to facilitate decision makers (DMs) in finding tourism sites.[...] Read more.
The objective of the paper was to show the effectiveness of using random Fourier features in detection of sentiment polarities. The method presented in this paper proves that detection of aspect based polarities can be improved by selective choice of relevant features and mapping them to lower dimensions. In this study, random Fourier features were prepared corresponding to the polarity data. A regularized least square strategy was adopted to fit a model and perform the task of polarity detection Experiments were performed with 10 cross-validations. The proposed method with random Fourier features yielded 90% accuracy over conventional classifiers. Precision, Recall, and F-measure were deployed in our empirical evaluations.[...] Read more.
This document presents two developed methods for solving the classification task of medical implant materials based on the compatible use of the Wiener Polynomial and SVM. The high accuracy of the proposed methodology for solving this task are experimentally confirmed. A comparison of the proposed methods with existing ones: Logistic Regression; Linear SVC; Random Forest; SVC (linear kernel); SVC (RBF kernel); Random Forest + Wiener Polynomial is carried out. The duration of training of all methods that described in work is investigated. The article presents the visualization of all method results for solving this task.[...] Read more.
Trends of currency rates can be predicted with supporting from supervised machine learning in the transaction systems such as support vector machine (SVM). By assumption of binary classification problems, the SVM can predict foreign exchange transaction as uptrend or downtrend. The prediction is performed basing on collected historical data. Alternative SVM models have been used to vote the best one, which is deployed detail in Expert Advisor (Robotics). This is to show that support vector machine models might help investors to automatically make transaction decisions of Bid/Ask in Foreign Exchange Market. For comparison, the transactions without using SVM model also are performed. The results of experimental transactions show the advantages of using SVM model compared to the transactions without using SVM model.[...] Read more.
The increasing trends in intelligent control systems design has provide means for engineers to evolve robust and flexible means of adapting them to diverse applications. This tendency would reduce the challenges and complexity in bringing about the appropriate controllers to effect stability and efficient operations of industrial systems. This paper investigates the effect of two nature inspired algorithms, Genetic Algorithm (GA) and Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO), on PID controller for optimum tuning of a Fuzzy Logic Controller for Poultry Feed Dispensing Systems (PFDS). The Fuzzy Logic Controller was used to obtain a desired control speed for the conceptualized intelligent PFDS model. Both GA and PSO were compared to investigate which of the two algorithms could permit dynamic PFDS model to minimize feed wastage and reduce the alarming human involvement in dispensing poultry feeds majorly in the tropics. The modelling and simulation results obtained from the study using discrete event simulator and computational programming environment showed that PSO gave a much desired results for the optimally tuned FLC-PID, for stable intelligent PFDS with fast system response, rise time, and settling time compared to GA.[...] Read more.
This paper presents reduced integer order models of fractional differentiators. A two step procedure is followed. Using the Carlson method of approximation, approximated second iteration models of fractional differentiators are obtained. This method yields transfer function of high orders, which increase the complexity of the system and pose difficulty in realization. Hence, three reduction techniques, Balanced Truncation method, Matched DC gain method and Pade Approximation method are applied and reduced order models developed. With these models, fractional Proportional-Derivative and fractional Proportional-Integral-Derivative controllers are implemented on a fractional order plant and closed loop responses obtained. The authors have tried to reflect that the Carlson method in combination with reduction techniques can be used for development of good lower order models of fractional differentiators. The frequency responses of the models obtained using the different reduction techniques are compared with the original model and with each other. Three illustrative examples have been considered and their performance compared with existing systems.[...] Read more.