DELF: A Dual-Embedding based Deep Latent Factor Model for Recommendation

Weiyu Cheng, Yanyan Shen, Yanmin Zhu, Linpeng Huang
2018 Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence  
Among various recommendation methods, latent factor models are usually considered to be state-of-the-art techniques, which aim to learn user and item embeddings for predicting user-item preferences. When applying latent factor models to recommendation with implicit feedback, the quality of embeddings always suffers from inadequate positive feedback and noisy negative feedback. Inspired by the idea of NSVD that represents users based on their interacted items, this paper proposes a
more » ... based deep latent factor model named DELF for recommendation with implicit feedback. In addition to learning a single embedding for a user (resp. item), we represent each user (resp. item) with an additional embedding from the perspective of the interacted items (resp. users). We employ an attentive neural method to discriminate the importance of interacted users/items for dual-embedding learning. We further introduce a neural network architecture to incorporate dual embeddings for recommendation. A novel attempt of DELF is to model each user-item interaction with four deep representations that are subtly fused for preference prediction. We conducted extensive experiments on real-world datasets. The results verify the effectiveness of user/item dual embeddings and the superior performance of DELF on item recommendation.
doi:10.24963/ijcai.2018/462 dblp:conf/ijcai/ChengSZH18 fatcat:ve72jnzdrvc33a235zsecg75um