Community-based program recommendation for the next generation electronic program guide

Yu Cheng Chen, Hsien Chao Huang, Yueh-Min Huang

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With the popularization of digital TV and Internet Protocol TV (IPTV), more digital programs are being produced. In order to find the programs users want to watch, it is sometimes difficult and time-consuming for them to read the programs' information provided by Electronic Program Guide (EPG). Therefore, the next generation EPG composed of content search, content recommendation, and content management is expected to help users quickly, and easily find programs they are interested in. In content recommendation, this study proposes a Community-based Program Recommendation (CPR) for the next generation EPG. It analyzes and categorizes users with similar viewing habits into one community, then recommends programs to users to help them quickly find the programs they want to watch. The results show that this method can provide good precision and convenience to users.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)707-712
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug 25

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Media Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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