Cross-domain recommendation systems exploit tags, textual descriptions or ratings available for items in one domain to recommend items in multiple domains. Handling unstructured/ unannotated item information is, however, a challenge. Topic modeling offer a popular method for deducing structure in such data corpora. In this paper, we introduce the concept of a common latent semantic space, spanning multiple domains, using topic modeling of semantic clustered vocabularies of distinct domains. The intuition here is to use explicitly-determined semantic relationships between non-identical, but possibly semantically equivalent, words in multiple domain vocabularies, in order to capture relationships across information obtained in distinct domains. The popular WordNet based ontology is used to measure semantic relatedness between textual words. The experimental results shows that there is a marked improvement in the precision of predicting user preferences for items in one domain when given the preferences in another domain. © 2014 IEEE.