Collaborative filtering plays a central role in many recommender systems. While most of the existing collaborative filtering methods are proposed for the explicit, multi-class settings (e.g., 1-5 stars in movie recommendation), many real-world applications actually belong to the one-class setting where user feedback is implicitly expressed (e.g., views in news recommendation and video recommendation). In this article, we propose dual-regularized one-class collaborative filtering models for implicit feedback. In particular, by dividing existing methods into point-wise class and pair-wise class, we first propose a point-wise model by integrating two existing methods and further exploiting the side information from both users and items. Next, we propose to add dual regularization into an existing pair-wise method with a different treatment of the side information. We also propose efficient algorithms to solve the proposed models. Extensive experimental evaluations on three real data sets demonstrate the effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-31
Number of pages31
JournalWorld Wide Web
StateAccepted/In press - May 1 2018



  • Dual regularization
  • Implicit feedback
  • One-class collaborative filtering
  • Recommender systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Yao, Y., Tong, H., Yan, G., Xu, F., Zhang, X., Szymanski, B. K., & Lu, J. (Accepted/In press). Dual-regularized one-class collaborative filtering with implicit feedback. World Wide Web, 1-31. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11280-018-0574-1