IJSSH 2015 Vol.5(11): 948-954 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2015.V5.585

The Role of Context for Recommendations in Digital Libraries

Zohreh Dehghani Champiri, Siti Salwah Binti Salim, and Seyed Reza Shahamiri
Abstract—This paper discusses the role of context in making recommender systems for digital libraries. It first introduces different types of recommender systems then discusses the role of context in making recommendations for users searching in digital libraries. This study highlights the important role of context and the need for more investigation on context-aware recommender system since exploiting contextual information in recommender systems is an effective approach to create more accurate and relevant recommendations. The article stresses the need for qualitative research on the subject in order to find out the elements that constitute the context from the users’ viewpoint and the way a context-aware recommender system could be effectively designed. Past studies seem to have failed to survey on enough attention to the role of context in designing recommender systems for digital libraries.

Index Terms—Recommender system, digital library, context, information seeking in context.

Zohreh Dehghani Champiri and Siti Salwah Binti Salim are with the Department of Software Engineering, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya, Iran (e-mail: z.dehghani@yahoo.com, salwa@um.edu.my).
Seyed Reza Shahamiri with Faculty of Business and Information Technology, Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand (e-mail: rshahamiri@gmail.com).

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Cite: Zohreh Dehghani Champiri, Siti Salwah Binti Salim, and Seyed Reza Shahamiri, " The Role of Context for Recommendations in Digital Libraries," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 5, no. 11, pp. 948-954, 2015.

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