New Insights Towards Developing Recommender Systems

Mona Taghavi, Jamal Bentahar, Kaveh Bakhtiyari, Chihab Hanachi

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Promoting recommender systems in real-world applications requires deep investigations with emphasis on their next generation. This survey offers a comprehensive and systematic review on recommender system development lifecycles to enlighten researchers and practitioners. The paper conducts statistical research on published recommender systems indexed by Web of Science to get an overview of the state of the art. Based on the reviewed findings, we introduce taxonomies driven by the following five phases: Initiation (architecture and data acquisition techniques), design (design types and techniques), development (implementation methods and algorithms), evaluation (metrics and measurement techniques) and application (domains of applications). A layered framework of recommender systems containing market strategy, data, recommender core, interaction, security and evaluation is proposed. Based on the framework, the existing advanced humanized techniques emerged from computational intelligence and some inspiring insights from computational economics and machine learning are provided for researchers to expand the novel aspects of recommender systems.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)319-348
Number of pages30
JournalComputer Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2018


  • computational intelligence
  • evaluation
  • market strategy
  • recommendation techniques
  • recommender system
  • similarity computation algorithms
  • systematic review
  • taxonomy


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