Privacy-aware data publishing and integration for collaborative service recommendation

Chao Yan, Xinchun Cui, Lianyong Qi*, Xiaolong Xu, Xuyun Zhang

*Corresponding author for this work

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Item-based collaborative filtering (i.e., ICF) technique has been widely recruited to make service recommendations in the big data environment. However, the ICF technique only performs well when the data for service recommendation decision-making are stored in a physically centralized manner, while they often fail to recommend appropriate services to a target user in the distributed environment where the involved multiple parties are reluctant to release their data to each other due to privacy concerns. Considering this drawback, we improve the traditional ICF approach by integrating the locality-sensitive hashing (LSH) technique, to realize secure and reliable data publishing. Furthermore, through integrating the published data with little privacy across different platforms, appropriate services are recommended based on our suggested recommendation approach named ICFLSH. At last, simulated experiments are conducted on WS-DREAM data set. Experiment results show that ICFLSH performs better than the competitive approaches in terms of service recommendation accuracy, efficiency, and the capability of privacy-preservation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43021-43028
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

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  • Item-based collaborative filtering
  • data publishing and integration
  • service recommendation
  • privacy-preservation
  • locality-sensitive hashing


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