Comparative Analysis of Collaborative Filtering-Based Predictors of Scores in Surveys of a Large Company

  • Markos F. B. G. Oliveira UTFPR / Pin People Tecnologia Aplicada a Pessoas
  • Myriam Delgado UTFPR
  • Ricardo Lüders UTFPR


Collaborative Filtering (CF) can be understood as the process of predicting the preferences of users and deriving useful patterns by studying their activities. In the survey context, it can be used to predict answers to questions as combinations of other available answers. In this paper, we aim to test five CF-based algorithms (item-item, iterative matrix factorization, neural collaborative filtering, logistic matrix factorization, and an ensemble of them) to estimate scores in four survey applications (checkpoints) composed of 700,000 employee's ratings. These data have been collected from 2019 to 2020 by a large Brazilian tech company with more than 10,000 employees. The results show that collaborative filtering approaches provide relevant alternatives to score questions of surveys. They provided good quality estimates. This result can be further explored to eventually reduce the size of questionnaires, avoiding burden phenomena faced by respondents when dealing with large surveys.


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OLIVEIRA, Markos F. B. G.; DELGADO, Myriam; LÜDERS, Ricardo. Comparative Analysis of Collaborative Filtering-Based Predictors of Scores in Surveys of a Large Company. In: ENCONTRO NACIONAL DE INTELIGÊNCIA ARTIFICIAL E COMPUTACIONAL (ENIAC), 18. , 2021, Evento Online. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2021 . p. 739-750. DOI: