Tutorial on Conversational Recommendation Systems

Zuohui Fu, Yikun Xian, Yongfeng Zhang, Yi Zhang

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Recent years have witnessed the emerging of conversational systems, including both physical devices and mobile-based applications. Both the research community and industry believe that conversational systems will have a major impact on human-computer interaction, and specifically, the RecSys community has begun to explore Conversational Recommendation Systems. Conversational recommendation aims at finding or recommending the most relevant information (e.g., web pages, answers, movies, products) for users based on textual- or spoken-dialogs, through which users can communicate with the system more efficiently using natural language conversations. Due to users' constant need to look for information to support both work and daily life, conversational recommendation system will be one of the key techniques towards an intelligent web. The tutorial focuses on the foundations and algorithms for conversational recommendation, as well as their applications in real-world systems such as search engine, e-commerce and social networks. The tutorial aims at introducing and communicating conversational recommendation methods to the community, as well as gathering researchers and practitioners interested in this research direction for discussions, idea communications, and research promotions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRecSys 2020 - 14th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781450375832
StatePublished - Sep 22 2020
Event14th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems, RecSys 2020 - Virtual, Online, Brazil
Duration: Sep 22 2020Sep 26 2020

Publication series

NameRecSys 2020 - 14th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems


Conference14th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems, RecSys 2020
CityVirtual, Online

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications


  • Conversational Recommendation
  • Dialog Systems


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