Recommendation of e-commerce sites by matching category-based buyer query and product e-catalogs

Ick Hyun Kwon, Chang Ouk Kim, Kyung Pil Kim, Choonjong Kwak

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In this paper, an e-commerce site recommendation system that integrates multiple e-commerce sites is proposed. This system provides the users with a unified portal through which the users can search individual suppliers' product categories efficiently. The core part of the system is an intelligent product meta-search engine that has the following functions: (1) it provides category-based query, with which a buyer can describe his or her product search intention using superclass/subclass relationship, (2) by using WordNet, the buyer's query is semantically extended in order to increase product search accuracy, and (3) the meta-search engine decides a recommended priority of the suppliers by matching the buyer's query with the suppliers' product categories and computing a semantic relevancy measure. Experiments show that the performance of the meta-search is better than those of general keyword-based search and category-based search.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)380-394
Number of pages15
JournalComputers in Industry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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