A cluster validity for optimal configuration of Kohonen maps in e-learning recommendation

Jamal Mawane, Abdelwahab Naji, Mohamed Ramdani


the first block of our unsupervised deep collaborative recommendation (UDCF) system and proposes a platform whose goal is to try to find the adequate parameters of the Kohonen maps, to create homogeneous clusters in profile data and results, the homogeneity is verified thanks to the very low variance rate of the results obtained by the cluster population and a second criterion which is the high prediction rate of collaborative recommendation. Although the revision concerns only the clustering block, and the use of a symmetrical autoencoder without searching for its optimization, the result obtained (82.33%) for the optimal configurations with high homogeneity of the Kohonen map is equivalent to the optimized result of the UDCF and even better than the classical recommendation methods


Cluster validity; Coefficient of variation; Collaborative filtering; Homogeneity; Kohonen Maps; Recommendation systems;

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijeecs.v26.i1.pp482-492


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