Improved Scalable Recommender System
Please see also: Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Emotions and Personality in Personalized Systems (EMPIRE) 2016
Personality Based Recommender Systems are the next generation of recommender systems because they perform far better than Behavioural ones (past actions and pattern of personal preferences)
That is the only way to improve recommender systems, to include the personality traits of their users. They need to calculate personality similarity between users.
In case you had not noticed, recommender systems are morphing to compatibility matching engines, as the same used in the Online Dating Industry.
Which is the RIGHT approach to innovate in the Personality Based Recommender Systems Arena?
The same approach to innovate in the Online Dating Industry == 16PF5 test or similar to assess personality traits and a new method to calculate similarity between quantized patterns.
Online Dating sites have very big databases, in the range of 20,000,000 (twenty million) profiles, so the Big Five model or the HEXACO model are not enough for predictive purposes. That is why I suggest the 16PF5 test instead and another method to calculate similarity.
High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.
Without offering the NORMATIVE 16PF5 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16 personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry.
The Online Dating Industry does not need a 10% improvement, a 50% improvement or a 100% improvement. It does need "a 100 times better improvement"
All other proposals are NOISE and perform as placebo.
Please see: "How to calculate personality similarity between users"
Short answer: the key is the ENSEMBLE!
(the whole set of different valid possibilities)
For online dating applications and personality based recommenders persons/daters are "distinguishable" and not "exchangeable".
PAPER Evaluation of Similarity Functions
An exercise of similarity.
How LIFEPROJECT METHOD calculates similarity.
STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY by LIFEPROJECT METHOD.
Personality Distribution Curves using the NORMATIVE 16PF5.
ALGORITHMS & POWER CALCULATION.
Innovations: to take the 16PF5 test 3 times.
Why your brain distorts!
Matching Algorithms for the Online Dating Industry (serious daters)