Research Area:  Machine Learning
Review rating prediction is commonly approached from the perspective of either Collaborative Filtering (CF) or Sentiment Classification (SC). CF-based approach usually resorts to matrix factorization based on user–item interaction, and does not fully utilize the valuable review text features. In contrast, SC-based approach is focused on mining review content, but can just incorporate some user- and product-level features, and fails to capture sufficient interactions between them represented typically in a sparse matrix as CF can do. In this paper, we propose a novel, extensible review rating prediction model called InterSentiment by bridging the user-product interaction model and the sentiment model based on deep learning. InterSentiment is a specific instance of our proposed Deep Learning based Collaborative Filtering framework. The proposed model aims to learn the high-level representations combining user-product interaction and review sentiment, and jointly project them into the rating scores. Results of experiments conducted on IMDB and two Yelp datasets demonstrate clear advantage of our proposed approach over strong baseline methods.
Author(s) Name:  Shi Feng, Kaisong Song, Daling Wang, Wei Gao & Yifei Zhang
Journal name:  International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics
Publisher name:  Springer
Volume Information:  volume 12, pages 477–488 (2021)
Paper Link:   https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13042-020-01181-9