3 years ago

Recurrent Neural Networks with Top-k Gains for Session-based Recommendations.

Alexandros Karatzoglou, Balázs Hidasi

RNNs have been shown to be excellent models for sequential data and in particular for data that is generated from users in an session-based manner. The use of RNNs provides impressive performance benefits over classical methods in session-based recommendations. In this work we introduce novel ranking loss functions tailored to RNNs in the recommendation setting. The better performance of these losses over alternatives, along with further tricks and improvements described in this work, allow for an overall improvement of up to 35% in terms of MRR and Recall@20 over previous session-based RNN solutions and up to 53% over classical collaborative filtering approaches. Unlike data augmentation-based improvements, our method does not increase training times significantly.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1706.03847

DOI: arXiv:1706.03847v2

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