Learnable Model Augmentation Self-Supervised Learning for Sequential Recommendation [article]

Yongjing Hao, Pengpeng Zhao, Xuefeng Xian, Guanfeng Liu, Deqing Wang, Lei Zhao, Yanchi Liu, Victor S. Sheng
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Sequential Recommendation aims to predict the next item based on user behaviour. Recently, Self-Supervised Learning (SSL) has been proposed to improve recommendation performance. However, most of existing SSL methods use a uniform data augmentation scheme, which loses the sequence correlation of an original sequence. To this end, in this paper, we propose a Learnable Model Augmentation self-supervised learning for sequential Recommendation (LMA4Rec). Specifically, LMA4Rec first takes model
more » ... ntation as a supplementary method for data augmentation to generate views. Then, LMA4Rec uses learnable Bernoulli dropout to implement model augmentation learnable operations. Next, self-supervised learning is used between the contrastive views to extract self-supervised signals from an original sequence. Finally, experiments on three public datasets show that the LMA4Rec method effectively improves sequential recommendation performance compared with baseline methods.
arXiv:2204.10128v1 fatcat:wxmku22h4fhzlpeimn452tugu4