Questions tagged [recommender-system]

A recommendation engine tries to predict how much a user will enjoy certain goods (movies, books, songs, etc) and makes recommendations. They are often used by online vendors to suggest new purchases.

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difference between factorization machines and collaborative filtering

Can factorization machines be considered as a collaborative filtering method ? If so, do they belong to user-based category or item-based category?
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Stochstic Gradient Descent for Collaborative Filtering

I am currently implementing a model-based Collaborative Filtering approach which relies on the matrix factorization technique. More precisely, I want to factorize the rating matrix ...
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What's the best recommender system for only first-visit recommendations?

I'm trying to build a recommender system that recommends items to users. However, users come only once and need to be accurately recommended on their first and unique visit, thus making cold start the ...
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SVD versus RSVD

In the so-called incremental SVD used for collaborative filtering: http://www.machinelearning.org/proceedings/icml2007/papers/407.pdf http://www2.research.att.com/~volinsky/papers/ieeecomputer.pdf ...
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How can I weight categorical variables to create a user preference score?

I'm working on a collaborative filtering algorithm, possibly paired with content-based similarity, for pairing users with other users. I have plenty of data on users and their like events of other ...
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How SVD factorisation -based recomendation algos deal with new user interaction

Classic SVD and SVD++ alogritms generate predictions based on a current known ratings only for known users and known items. But I need to make prediction for some new user on the old items. In the ...
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Personalize Recommendations for small dataset

I'm working on a recommender system for a set of niche products. These are products that don't have a large number of customers. Does anyone have any tips on algorithms or approaches that work well ...
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How do recommender systems incorporate user characteristics?

I'm new to recommender systems, and I've been reading about how user-based collaborative filtering can group similar users together and (for example) use their ratings to suggest movies to other ...
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Extracting latent vectors from autoencoder similar to SVD

I have read that there is an equivalency between a linear autoencoder and performing SVD. SVD can be used in collaborative filtering, for example, factorization of a user-movies matrix $\mathbf{M}$ ...
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Collaborative filtering with limited item sets

I want to build a recommender system with collaborative filtering. The number of users in my data sets is about 3 million, however, the number of items users can buy is limited to 20. There is no ...
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User based Collaborative Filtering (with Python)

I am trying to understand how can I calculate the similarity between userid and itemid. Here is the user-based table.The table ...
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Latent features from neural network recommendation models

TL;DR version - What are the equivalent of SVD's $U$ and $V$ in an auotencoding neural network? We currently use either SVD or ALS for a collaborative filtering model, but unlike most applications, ...
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Jensen's inequality in Collaborative Topic Regression

I am reading the article Collaborative Topic Modeling for Recommending Scientific Articles and could notice the application of Jensen's inequality in order to define a bound from which optimization is ...
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Visualizing the embedded space in Probabilistic Matrix factorization for recommendation

Is there a preferable way to visualize the embedded space in Probabilistic Matrix factorization for recommendation? Should I run PCA after getting the User and Item matrix? If so, I should then merge ...
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Imputing missing values and SVD

Similar questions have been asked a lot of times but I have not found an answer that gives an intuitive explanation as to why this works. For reference I have read the answers here and here. As I ...
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User-user suggestions with collaborative filtering (recommendation system)

I have a binary matrix N x N where both rows and columns represent users of a website. If matix[i,j] = 1 it means that ...
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Which recommender system algorithm should i use?

i need some advice for a project where i have to implement a recommender system for a market with very special characteristics. The scenario is as follows: Its a two-sided market, with buy and sell ...
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can collaborative filtering recommendations provide a match percentage metric?

I followed a couple tutorials about matrix factorisation with Spark (https://gerardnico.com/wiki/data_mining/collaborative_filtering one of them). I'm clear that I'm building a dataframe that fills in ...
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How to model preference strength in Spark ALS with implicit feedback?

I am trying to use Spark MLib ALS with implicit feedback for collaborative filtering and I have two questions: according to this paper it seems that I may need to provide both 0- and non-0 preference ...
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Neural networks or Deep learning on Item based Collaborative filtering

I have data in the form of grocery item Name, grocery item ID and their respective order ID's. Please find the sample data below : ...
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confusing: How to obtain the AUC for implicit feedback recommender system?

I am confusing how to calculate the AUC (area under the curve) for implicit feedback recommender system. Since it is implicit data, that means we just know the positive entries while we do not know ...
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Matrix Factorization For Time Series Collaborative Filtering

I am working with sequential user data, where I am trying to predict the behavior of a user at a given time user_i_t I have historical data for other users, and ...
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Compare two datasets and wheather they agree

I have two datasets and they both have the same set of independent variables: 9 of them are on scale from 0 till 100 3 of them are categorical(1 with two types categories, 1 with three types of ...
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How to combine purchase and click data togehter in sparse matrix

my problem is the following: I have purchase probability estimations of different products. The model behind don't take care of any inter-correlations through these products. So my task is to re-...
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Extra data for similarity matrix in collaborative filtering algorithm

I'm implementing a simple user-based collaborative filtering. So, basically, I use a user vector $U$, and similarity matrix of the items, $H$. But I have extra data about my items, based on which I ...
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Evaluation of collaborative filtering algo using test set

With item-based collaborative filtering, we utilise item ratings of similar users to a given user to generate recommendations. Research has often suggested using a hold-out test set to evaluate the ...
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Recommendation system: ranking multiple logistic regression models

I have a set of response variables (uptake of product A-C) such as uptake_a uptake_b uptake_c 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 I would ...
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Computing gradients for SVD++

Suppose we have following objective function that we want to minimize: $$ \mathcal{L} = \frac{1}{2} \sum_{u}\sum_{j \in I(u)}((b_u + b_j + \mu + q_j^T(p_u + \lvert I(u)\rvert ^ {-\frac{1}{2}}\sum_{i \...
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How to create a relational factorisation recommender?

I want to create a recommender system with factorisation recommander. We have scores on hashtags, ads have scores on hashtags, and we even have scores of subscriber on ads. We want to use this to ...
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Using the EM algorithm on a Latent Factor Model (Collaborative Filtering)

I have a pretty straightforward question. I have a database of user/item ratings from which I've built a latent factor model of the form: $$R_{u,i} = \alpha + \beta_i + \beta_u + \gamma_i * \gamma_u$$ ...
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NDCG for recommender algorithm

I need to apply NDCG over the results of a recommender algorithm, but was not able to find any proper example that suits my use case in order to find out if my implementation is correct. Here is my ...
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Which recommendation technique is preferred for content based system?

Lets say an application has to show documents which are relevant to users out of thousands of document in the dataset in content based system, which technique(set of algorithms) should be used ? ...
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How does matchbox algorithm work for content based recommendation?

I want to know the inner workings of matchbox algorithm of azure in simple language when you have user and item features available.
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Evaluating recommender algorithm

I have implemented a recommender algorithm that recommends a set of books based on the ontology. The next step is to perform evaluation. What I've done, is that considering the test set as relevant ...
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Complexity of BPR (Bayesian Personalized Ranking)

I am using lightFM framework and it uses BPR as logistic loss. When looking at the paper that describes BPR, it says that it takes m · |S| single update steps until convergence. However, the ...
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Improving suggestion accuracy with machine learning

We have a system in which we offer users a selection of items in the form of a list. Hard coded rules are ranking the items in this list. They have to select one of these items (we don't want to model ...
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Recomendation system (vector-vector)

As I understand classical recomendation system (like Netflix for example) use user-movie relations to predict missing data - rating that user will set to movie. But what about some kind of ...
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Ranking or posterior predictive distribution

It is not fully clear to me how to make prediction of future observations with Bayesian models. The usual approach should consist in using the posterior predictive distribution. Nonetheless, many ...
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Explanation of the decomposition in the Non Negative Matrix Factorization

I perform matrix factorizaition in my data using the sklearn implementation of Non Negative Matrix Factorization. In the evaluation process I am removing some values from my initial dataset and I am ...
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Bayesian profile-based customer discovery using demographic data

Consider the problem of estimating the probability of a person being interested in becoming a customer of a service or a buyer of a product, and only data about the current customers is available, ...
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How can you recommend videos based only on completion rates and upvotes?

I'm working on a recommendation system where the only available data are video completion rates and up-votes (no ratings or down-votes). Most of the users have not voted on anything. What would be a ...
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Determine the best-fitting distribution… again!

I am trying to build a (very simple) recommender system on which statistical model to use, as a learning exercise. It only targets inference (not prediction). Doing that, it would be nice to isolate ...
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Which classifier to use for user recommender system

My question may seem incorrect. If it is, mostly it is because of lack of exp. My goal is to predict which product may user use in next month. I have a bunch of users history data. The structure is ...
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Decision between an user-based and item-based filter

I'm working on an algorithm to generate recommendations for a platform where you can review restaurants. So the database exists of 3 tables, 'Users', 'Restaurants' and 'Reviews'. Reviews have a rating ...
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Evaluate performance of Recommendation engine

I have designed item-based recommendation engine with jaccard similarity measure and I incorporated time as well. See the example below: ...
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Clients' Recommender in Python/R using Graph Theory

I have an idea to create a clients' recommender based on their preferences. Previously there was an experience for me to do those tasks using collaborative filtering technics and associative rules. ...
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Making dissimilar item recommendations, best approach

I have a binary matrix of items, movies people have and have not watched. My task is to build a recommendation system that recommends unexpected movies to a user - movies that are dissimilar to the ...
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Find similarity score between multiple items based on tags assigned to them

I am working for a client who is in e-commerce. They have thousands of offerings and each has its own set of tags. Now, they want to find similar designs dynamically based on the item selected by the ...
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KNN on collaborative filtering

After I calculated the similarities matrix, how do I get the neighbors? For example, consider the matrix of similarities between users, if I did not make any mistakes, the matrix must be symmetric ...
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Precision and recall in content-based recommender

I have some trouble understanding the concept of using precision and recall to evaluate a content-based recommender. Suppose I want to recommend articles to users. A content-based recommender will ...

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