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A Survey on Recommendation Algorithm for Movie

Recommendation on Cloud
[ Swati Pandey, Dr. T. Senthil Kumar]

Abstract In current era, Web is the best source for getting any learning algorithms for recommending items/person. Since
information or making decision on something. People get online dataset for recommendation purpose, may be large hence
suggestions before making any decision such as buying any executing that dataset on a single node is not an efficient way.
product, booking movie tickets etc. In such cases For optimizing execution and getting solutions fast we go for
recommendation systems play important role. Recommendation cloud. Cloud is a specialized form of distributed system.
System works on the data about users and items which has to be
Distributed system consists of a collection of autonomous
recommended. Due to huge size of data, distributed systems come
into existence. computers connected through a network and distributed
middleware, which enables computers to coordinate their
Keywords Recommendation System, Hadoop, HBase, activities and to share the resources of the system, so that user
Mahout, Map-Reduce perceives the system as a single, integrated computing facility
[1]. Hadoop is an open source cluster based frame work which
I. Introduction is used for writing and running distributed application that
process large amount of data [3]. It is a framework for Map-
Now a day, for getting solutions of problems people prefer Reduce programming. Map-Reduce programming model is
web. Search engines fulfill their requirements partially. Search used to process and generate a large dataset according to Map
engine does not give result according to users preference, and Reduce function [2]. Whole dataset is divided into
users taste or content of item required by the user. It provides key/value pairs. Map function has been specified by the user,
all possible outcomes related to users query. Hence for making which processes key/value pairs to generate intermediate
an efficient decision regarding an item or person, key/value pairs. After processing, Reduce function merges all
Recommendation systems are needed. Recommendation intermediate results associated with the same intermediate key.
systems are used for the personalization of information. It Then final result has been given to the user [2].
helps users for making decisions regarding an item or a person
[12]. For example which movie you should watch which book Rest of the paper has been arranged in different sections.
you should buy etc. There are websites through which users Section 2 describes the basic procedure for building a
can give their ratings or views about a particular item or Recommendation system. Section 3 elaborates the related
anything. Input for recommendation system can be [11]: work which has been done. Section 4 puts focus on the
Rating, this is the opinion of user for an item. It can be outcome of the survey. Section 5 describes about the proposed
collected implicitly or explicitly. customization of movie Recommendation system.

Demographic data, which is information about user II.Procedure for building

such as age, gender, occupation. Normally is collected
explicitly. Recommendation System
Output of the recommendation system can be [11]:
Collect relevant data about users, item ratings or view of
Prediction: It represents predicted opinion for user for
users for items (Segmentation and noise removal of
an item. It should be in same scale as of input rating. relevant web pages)

Recommendation: It includes list of top N

homogeneous items recommended for an active user. Convert data in required format (Matrix, Table etc.)

For recommendation purpose we need to collect data

about related items or things, Users or user groups and their Recommendation for similar items or users (Based on
views or ratings. Recommendation system uses Machine algorithm to be used)

Swati Pandey Recommendation computation has been performed based

Amrita University, Coimbatore -461112, Tamilnadu, India
on the chosen algorithm

Dr. T. Senthil Kumar Recommend item / person or list of items /persons

Amrita University, Coimbatore -461112, Tamilnadu, India Figure 1: Basic Procedure for Recommendation System

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For recommendation engine first we need to collect data. Hybrid Approach: It combines both Content based as
Data can be collected implicitly or explicitly. That data may well as collaborative filtering approach.
contain unwanted information or data also, hence to remove
that we can use noise removal techniques. After getting Collaborative filtering can be categorized into two User
relevant data, we convert that in our required form (generally based collaborative filtering, Item based collaborative
matrix, tables). Now data is ready to use. With the help of an filtering. User based collaborative filtering is also known as
algorithm, we can recommend item/person or predict which nearest neighbor collaborative filtering. In this, statistical
item has to be liked by required user. techniques are used to find nearest neighbor of target user.
Basic procedure for building a recommendation system can These systems use algorithms to calculate the similarity
be described as figure 1. between user profiles of nearest neighbors to produce
prediction whether target user will like a particular item or to
III. Related Work recommend top-N items to target user [9]. User based
similarities calculations are performed using row-wise. Item
based collaborative filtering focuses on the neighborhood of
A. Segmentation and Noise Removal the similar items. Basic idea is that mostly user purchases
To extract relevant information through web page, items that are similar to the one s/he already bought in the past
Segmentation plays an important role. For movie [10]. In this approach, we can make criteria for similarity
Recommendation System, implicit or explicit ratings of users metric, for example item rating can be a metric. If we calculate
on movie are required. Sometimes user writes comments on similarity based on content of the item then it becomes content
movies. Hence to get rating from their comments we need to based. Some methods and survey which have been performed
extract their comment from particular web page. A web page on Movie dataset has been given in table 2.
can contain multiple parts with different information content
[4]. Hence page has to be segmented and non-relevant parts
have to be removed for getting precise results. For
recommending goods, we need to get ratings or views of
IV. Discussion
different users about items; we need to find similar users. For With the help of work that has been done, it can be stated
collecting this data only relevant part of webpage has been that, content based filtering techniques are good for the data
accessed. Some research work that has been done for having content as main criteria and recommendation has to
segmentation and noise removal is shown in table 1. perform on same type of items which have been previously
bought by target user. Collaborative filtering is good when we
B. Machine Learning Approaches for have sufficient number of users whose preferences are almost
similar to each other, sufficient number of items which are
movie Recommendation System rated by user. Basically if item rating is a metric for
There are different machine learning approaches for recommendation and prediction then collaborative filtering
recommendation purpose. These approaches can be performs well. User based collaborative filtering has
categorized as following [8]: limitations related to scalability. Compare to user based
filtering, item based algorithm sparse better and scale well.
Random Prediction Algorithm: According to this But its shortcoming is the cost to build item-item matrix. For
approach, an item has been taken randomly form the similarity evaluation, computer takes more computing time
large set of items and recommends to the user. Its and resources.
accuracy depends on the luck. Hence this algorithm is
failure. When data set is large then process may takes hours for
computations. This problem can be solved by cloud platform,
Frequent Sequence Algorithm: It recommends the item eg. Hadoop. Even though Hadoop can handle large amount of
to user based on the past rating or views of user for data efficiently, but results may not be accurate. This is
items. Its accuracy depends on the users past ratings. overcome by combining the user-based recommendation
results and the item-based recommendations. But each phasing
Content Based Filtering: It focuses on the content and its own disadvantages, So by applying the clustering technique
attributes of items. Item whose content correlates the in the combined result we can get the accurate
most with the content of item that has already viewed in recommendation.
past and which satisfies user preference has been
V. Conclusion
Collaborative Filtering: This algorithm identifies users
that have relevant interest and preferences by This paper proposes a Movie recommendation system using
calculating similarities and dissimilarities between users combined Collaborative filtering algorithm (User based
profile. collaborative filtering using Pearson correlation similarity as
well as item based collaborative filtering using on open source

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cloud environment Hadoop using Mahout library and HBASE write problem. To overcome the problems of HDFS, we are
as database. Hadoop can evaluate and generate large amount using column based, NOSQL database HBASE which stores
of data. Mahout [13] is machine learning library which data in key value pair. It provides low latency access to small
supports collaborative filtering well. . Hadoop uses HDFS file amount of data within a large data set. Hence system will
system, which stores data as flat files. HDFS follows write provide more accurate result for large Movie data set also.
once read many ideology, it does not support random read


Author Method/ Algorithm Merit De-merit

Christian Kohlschtter , Densitometric approach for webpage Focus on low level properties Accuracy for detecting
Wolfgang Nejdl [13] segmentation which based on token of the text, Detects duplicate duplicate blocks is 61.7%
density in a text fragment blocks and Non-Duplicate
blocks also
David Fernandes, Method aligns the DOM trees of Web Useful to segment web sites Less efficient for
Edleno S. de Moura, pages of a site in which are data-intensive. generating rules that can
Altigran S. da Silva, Order to uncover their implicit Segments the web pages and be used for string
Berthier Ribeiro-Neto, structure. also able to cluster the manipulation.
Edisson Braga [6] segments into classes.
Jan Zeleny, Radek Method combines vision based Precise, Accuracy
Burget [7] segmentation and template based Fast
clustering algorithm
Erdin Uzan, Hayri Hybrid approach for extracting Effective for structured as First stage of this
Volkan Agun, Tarik informative content which contain 2 well as semi structured data approach is appropriate
Terlikaya [14] steps: where time performance
1. Discover informative content using is not important.
decision tree learning
2. Extract rules obtains from the (1)
Fei Hu, Ming Li, Yi Reduces noise in web pages based on Works well with pages that When the topic content
Nan Zhang, Tao Peng, word density do not meet the XML has small amount of
Yang Lei [15] specification, words, the purification is
Less time consuming not ideal.
Zhao Cheng-Li, Yi Eliminate noises by Style Tree Model Adaptive, Less efficient for
Dong-Yun [16] (DOM tree based) Fast generating rules that can
be used for string
Shekhar Babu Boddu Determine spatial locality (vision Efficient Less efficient for
[17] based) generating rules that can
be used for string
Hiroyuki Sano, Shun Method is comprised of 3 steps: Suitable for extracting title Effective when high
Shiramatsu, Tadachika 1. Layout template detection blocks for segmentation precision of title block
Ozono [18] 2. Division into minimum blocks and and high re-call of
detecting title blocks deciding non-title block
3. Combination into web content bits
Renato Dominguez Approach improves topic Exploration Efficient for getting relevant Automatic Segmentation
Garcia et al. [19] in blogosphere by detecting relevant data tool which has been used
segments. is not perfect.

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Author Method Merit Demerit Comment

Zhi-Dan Zhao, User-based collaborative Scalable because Cant reduce Hadoop has been used,
Ming-Sheng filtering (CF) on Hadoop Hadoop is a cloud recommendation through which overcomes
Shang [20] platform response time for a scalability problem (Big
single user, dataset can also be used)
Carlos E. CF using mahout, (User Prediction accuracy Mahout similarity Use of Mahout with
Seminario Based and Item Based) for both user-based weighting is not very Collaborative filtering has
, David C. Wilson and item-based has effective as a enhances the accuracy
[21] been improved weighting techniques
Manos Papagelis, User-based with implicit Prediction based on Scalability problem Item-based prediction
Dimitris rating and explicit rating, explicit rating is for big data algorithm is better than
Plexousakis [22] Item-based with implicit better than implicit user-based algorithm
rating and explicit rating rating
Trouong Khanh Clustering of items on Good prediction No. of groups must be Clustering of item in a
Quan, Ishikawa stability of user similarity accuracy given, Final clustering group performed better
Fuyuki, Honiden and apply CF may be locally
Shinichi [23] optimal
Dhoha Almazro, Cluster all items, Accuracy is 66.01% Scalability for big data Method has combined
Ghadeer Demographic information user-based and item-based
Shahatah, et al. of user, Combine both
[24] user-based and item-based
Hee Choon Lee, Neighborhood The preference prediction
Seok Jun Lee, CF(NBCFA), performance of CMA is
Young Jun Chung Correspondence mean better than NBCFA
[25] algorithm(CMA)
Yanhong Guo, CF based on trust factor, CF based on trust Scalability problem Trust factor is based on
Xuefen Cheng, et Cosine correlation and factor is better than for big data user who gives review for
al. [27] Pearson correlation has traditional CF others
been used
Kai Yu, Xiaowei Memory based CG, Reduces the storage Scalability problem Select users with rational
Xu, Jianhua Tao, TURF1, TURF2, TURF3, requirement of for big data and novel profile
et al. [28] TURF4 training data
CF, Pearson correlation
Dilek Tapucu, coefficient; Spearman corr. Scalability problem Time complexity is less
Seda Kasap, Fatih Coefficient; Tanimoto for big data, Improve for Pearson Correlation
Tekbacak [29] coefficient; Log likelihood quality is a challenge coefficient
similarity; Euclidean
Distance Simm.
Mustansar Ali Method combines rating, Better prediction Scalability problem Combining all factors
Ghazanfar, Adam feature and demographic for big data provide better result
Prugel Bnnett [30] information of item
Badrul Sarwar, Item-based CF High quality Scalability problem Item-based CF perform
George Karypis, recommendation for big data well for users who have
et al. [31] rated less items.
Alexandros CF with hashing using- Model can be scaled Time complexity Hashing is used to bound
Karatzoglou, Alex -intensive loss function, to bigger dataset on the required memory, Loss
Smola, Markus Huber loss function large server and to function is used to achieve
Weimer [32] still dataset on small a large marginal model
Yajie Hu, Ziqi Semantic distance Able to give a list of Does not put users Semantic distance has
Wang, Wei Wu, measurement and consider recommended movie feedback into been used
Jianzhong Guo, the features of movie. along with stars of consideration
Ming Zhang [33] Recommendation based on that movie.

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Xiao Yan Shi, Combine user based and Better than Scalability problem To overcome scalability
Hong Wu Ye, et item based traditional CF for big data problem Cloud can be
al. [34] used.

[22] Manos Papagelis and Dimitris Plexousakis, Qualitative analysis of

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IJCSNS international journal of computer science and network Experience. His area of interest includes cloud
security, vol. 11 no. 10, 2011.
computing, software Engineering, Video
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filtering recommendation algorithm an hadoop, IEEE 2012.
Engineering Department at Amrita School of
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conjunction with ACM in Ireland, 2012. Conferences and 6 International Conferences and
6 International journals.