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Generator and Critic: A Deep Reinforcement Learning Approach for Slate Re-ranking in E-commerce [article]

Jianxiong Wei, Anxiang Zeng, Yueqiu Wu, Peng Guo, Qingsong Hua, Qingpeng Cai
2020 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we present a novel Generator and Critic slate re-ranking approach, where the Critic evaluates the slate and the Generator ranks the items by the reinforcement learning approach.  ...  The Generator and Critic approach improves both the slate efficiency(4% gmv and 5% number of orders) and diversity in live experiments on one of the largest e-commerce websites in the world.  ...  PRELIMINARY In this section we introduce the basic concepts of slate re-ranking in e-commerce, and reinforcement learning.  ... 
arXiv:2005.12206v1 fatcat:mzirmbjs6valxj2z3zf5jxp4iy

Conditional Sequential Slate Optimization [article]

Yipeng Zhang, Mingjian Lu, Saratchandra Indrakanti, Manojkumar Rangasamy Kannadasan, Abraham Bagherjeiran
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Experiments on public datasets and real-world data from e-commerce datasets show that CSSO outperforms popular comparable ranking methods in terms of adherence to distributional criteria while producing  ...  We introduce conditional sequential slate optimization (CSSO), which jointly learns to optimize for traditional ranking metrics as well as prescribed distribution criteria of documents within the slate  ...  However, these methods mostly focus on the ranking quality of the slate but lack a distributional objective, which is critical in many real world and specifically e-commerce applications.  ... 
arXiv:2108.05618v2 fatcat:fwjw5wkoifcxtpaofxvgk7w76y

A Critical Glance at Special Education

Arthur S. Hill
1956 Exceptional children  
A CRITICAL GLANCE AT Special Education It is time to discard platitudes and speak in realistic terms! T Is time to take a critical look at special educa- | tion.  ...  GENERALIZATION-—the clinical approach In 1952, ExcEPTIONAL CHILDREN carried a series of articles entitled, “What is Special About Special Education?”  ... 
doi:10.1177/001440295602200802 fatcat:d5gklehwf5hqtf6buhpaunpkue

Education, learning, training: critical issues for development

2015 ChoiceReviews  
Sofern die Verfasser die Dokumente unter Open-Content-Lizenzen (insbesondere CC-Lizenzen) zur Verfügung gestellt haben sollten, gelten abweichend von diesen Nutzungsbedingungen die in der dort genannten  ...  fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) for their helpful insights into the world of MOOCs and for providing EPFL data.  ...  References Anderson, A.A. and M.J. Bowman (eds.  ... 
doi:10.5860/choice.189973 fatcat:452h6hqmnzh7thv564ram4whja

Reinforcement learning based recommender systems: A survey [article]

M. Mehdi Afsar, Trafford Crump, Behrouz Far
2021 arXiv   pre-print
In fact, recent advances in combining deep learning with traditional RL methods, i.e. deep reinforcement learning (DRL), has made it possible to apply RL to the recommendation problem with massive state  ...  In this paper, a survey on reinforcement learning based recommender systems (RLRSs) is presented.  ...  , reinforcement learning, and deep reinforcement learning.  ... 
arXiv:2101.06286v1 fatcat:e234kqjtujazpdvt2wjek4et4i

Criticism and Ideology

Abena P. A. Busia, Kirsten Holst Petersen
1990 African Economic History  
In March of 1985, Professor Dieter Riemenschneider came to Harare t o give a lecture on some regional approach to African l i t e r a t~r e .~ The lecture lasted at least two hours.  ...  Lastly, I have commented in the past about the lack of compelling imaginative re-creations of rural life in our l i t e r a t~r e .~ All we know about are dejected peasants, suffering pathetically under  ...  He is a well-known literary critic and educationalist, and his published works include Art and Ideology in the African Novel and Stylistic Criticism and the African Novel.  ... 
doi:10.2307/3601914 fatcat:wdddvxxvqvfqbkejxpdhvhdh3q

A Survey of Deep Reinforcement Learning in Recommender Systems: A Systematic Review and Future Directions [article]

Xiaocong Chen, Lina Yao, Julian McAuley, Guanglin Zhou, Xianzhi Wang
2021 arXiv   pre-print
In light of the emergence of deep reinforcement learning (DRL) in recommender systems research and several fruitful results in recent years, this survey aims to provide a timely and comprehensive overview  ...  of the recent trends of deep reinforcement learning in recommender systems.  ...  Deep reinforcement learning approaches are divided into three streams: value-based, policy-based and hybrid methods.  ... 
arXiv:2109.03540v2 fatcat:5gwrbfcj3rc7jfkd54eseck5ga

Technology Ethics in Action: Critical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives [article]

Ben Green
2022 arXiv   pre-print
In response to concerns about the social harms associated with digital technologies, many individuals and institutions have articulated the need for a greater emphasis on ethics in digital technology.  ...  Yet as more groups embrace the concept of ethics, critical discourses have emerged questioning whose ethics are being centered, whether "ethics" is the appropriate frame for improving technology, and what  ...  Acknowledgment Acknowledgment Thanks to two anonymous reviewers for great feedback and pointing us to some relevant literature, and Ben Green both for fantastic continuous comments and for corralling  ... 
arXiv:2202.01351v1 fatcat:eauxs6j6ifcfditvwa4vmbbboi

Deep Reinforcement Learning, a textbook [article]

Aske Plaat
2022 arXiv   pre-print
The aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive overview of the field of deep reinforcement learning.  ...  The book is written for graduate students of artificial intelligence, and for researchers and practitioners who wish to better understand deep reinforcement learning methods and their challenges.  ...  The deep learning approaches in hierarchical reinforcement learning typically are end-to-end: they generate both appropriate subgoals and their policies.  ... 
arXiv:2201.02135v2 fatcat:3icsopexerfzxa3eblpu5oal64

Poverty And The Millennium Development Goals: A Critical Look Forward [chapter]

Cimadamore Alberto, Koehler Gabriele, Pogge Thomas
2016 Poverty And The Millennium Development Goals: A Critical Look Forward  
The workshop had the title 'The MDGs and poverty reduction in the 21st century: a critical assessment' and took place in Bergen, Norway, in August 2012.  ...  ISBN ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This book has its origin in a workshop organized by the CROP Secretariat for its Scientific Committee members and invited guests.  ...  The first of these began in 1997, thus preceding the Millennium Declaration (UN General Assembly Resolution A/Res/50/107).  ... 
doi:10.5040/9781350221918.ch-01 fatcat:jzqmarz7und3xojdhvthgosfye

AESTHETICS AS SCIENCE: ITS DEVELOPMENT IN AMERICA

THOMAS MUNRO
1951 Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism  
This may go on for generations without ever approaching a philosophic conception of the arts.  ...  Almost all have been on the level of introductory college textbooks or popular outlines for the general reader.'* Some adopt the historical approach, some that of appreciation and criticism.  ... 
doi:10.1111/1540_6245.jaac9.3.0161 fatcat:dtj57fdyxjedbfh5zdwrtn7z24

Critical Revolutionary Pedagogy is Made by Walking: In a World Where Many Worlds Coexist

Peter McLaren, Petar Jandric
2014 Policy Futures in Education  
Finally, it provides a brief insight into Peter McLaren's modus operandi and his personal thoughts and feelings about information and communication technologies.  ...  The conversation reveals critical potentials of ecopedagogy at the intersections between education and information and communication technologies and analyses the main messages from Ivan Illich.  ...  His recent publications include the book Critical e-Learning: struggle for power and meaning in the network society (2012) Correspondence: pjandric@tvz.hr visited a thousand year-old Buddhist Temple in  ... 
doi:10.2304/pfie.2014.12.6.805 fatcat:xaojhsps2bfmnfc5t7nysebpgi

Assessing Critical Thinking in the Writing of Japanese University Students

PAUL STAPLETON
2001 Written Communication  
The present study proposes a model for assessing critical thinking in the writing of L2 learners in order to determine whether: 1) Japanese learners think critically, 2) instruction in critical thinking  ...  enhances their ability to think critically, 3) content familiarity plays a role in critical thinking, and 4) hierarchy and collectivity prevent Japanese from criticizing.  ...  tm e n t By Topic (TG) Key Elements P re -tre a tm e n t and P o st-tre a tm e n t S cores for TG P re-treatm ent Scores Data Table #3 # Arguments Familiar Topic Evidence -Opposition Data Table #3 (continued  ... 
doi:10.1177/0741088301018004004 fatcat:winnugvrl5doxdgl7pozh27kla

Closing the gap in a generation: health equity through action on the social determinants of health

2009 Child: Care, Health and Development  
F i n l a n d N o r w a y S w e d e n B e l g i u m G e r m a n y N e t h e r l a n d s I t a l y S p a i n C a n a d a U n i t e d K i n g d o m U n i t e d S t a t e s Relative poverty rates Families  ...  Acting now, to improve gender equity and empower women is critical for reducing the health gap in a generation.  ...  a social determinants approach across government.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1365-2214.2008.00935_10.x fatcat:y63qbkxb2jdc7p6rjhxv4fdljq

Bias and Debias in Recommender System: A Survey and Future Directions [article]

Jiawei Chen, Hande Dong, Xiang Wang, Fuli Feng, Meng Wang, Xiangnan He
2021 arXiv   pre-print
When reviewing the papers that consider biases in RS, we find that, to our surprise, the studies are rather fragmented and lack a systematic organization.  ...  While recent years have witnessed a rapid growth of research papers on recommender system (RS), most of the papers focus on inventing machine learning models to better fit user behavior data.  ...  For example, [10] reviews explainable recommendation, [11] reviews knowledgebased recommendation, [12] and [13] summarize the recommendation methods based on deep learning and reinforcement learning  ... 
arXiv:2010.03240v2 fatcat:6fticc3otndsra2whs5e4nrdpi
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