Date Added: Aug 2011
Recommender systems attempt to predict items in which a user might be interested, given some information about the user's and items' profiles. This paper proposes a Fast K-Medoids clustering algorithm which is used for Hybrid Personalized Recommender System (FKMHPRS). The proposed system works in two phases. In the first phase, opinions from the users are collected in the form of user-item rating matrix. They are clustered offline using fast k-medoids into predetermined number clusters and stored in a database for future recommendation. In the second phase, clusters are used as the neighborhoods, the prediction rating for the active users on items are computed by either weighted sum or simple weighted average.