SOLAR: Scalable Online Learning Algorithms for Ranking

Jialei Wang, Ji Wan, Yongdong Zhang, Steven Hoi
2015 Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics and the 7th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (Volume 1: Long Papers)  
Traditional learning to rank methods learn ranking models from training data in a batch and offline learning mode, which suffers from some critical limitations, e.g., poor scalability as the model has to be retrained from scratch whenever new training data arrives. This is clearly nonscalable for many real applications in practice where training data often arrives sequentially and frequently. To overcome the limitations, this paper presents SO-LAR -a new framework of Scalable Online Learning
more » ... orithms for Ranking, to tackle the challenge of scalable learning to rank. Specifically, we propose two novel SOLAR algorithms and analyze their IR measure bounds theoretically. We conduct extensive empirical studies by comparing our SOLAR algorithms with conventional learning to rank algorithms on benchmark testbeds, in which promising results validate the efficacy and scalability of the proposed novel SOLAR algorithms.
doi:10.3115/v1/p15-1163 dblp:conf/acl/WangWZH15 fatcat:vx62h4zrijcbvb6bucqn2m73fq