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Table 2 Comparison of three recommendation approaches

From: Accuracy improvements for cold-start recommendation problem using indirect relations in social networks

Recommendation technique Advantages Disadvantages
Content-based filtering Explainable recommendations New user problem
Depends on historical data. Unable to make good recommendations when there is no sufficient historical data
Collaborative filtering Customized recommendations with the increasing number of users and items
Higher recommendation accuracy over time
New user problem
New item problem
Depends on historical data. Unable to make good recommendations when there is no sufficient historical data
Hybrid recommender Solve new user and new item problem More complex computing