- Abstract: Item-based Collaborative Filtering (CF) models offer good recommendations with low latency. Still, constructing such models is often slow, requiring the comparison of all item pairs, and then caching for each item the list of most similar items. In this paper we suggest methods for reducing the number of item pairs comparisons, through simple clustering, where similar items tend to be in the same cluster. We propose two methods, one that uses Locality Sensitive Hashing (LSH), and another that uses the item consumption cardinality. We evaluate the two methods demonstrating the cardinality based method reduce the computation time dramatically without damage the accuracy.