Handling Cold-Start Collaborative Filtering with Reinforcement Learning [article]

Hima Varsha Dureddy, Zachary Kaden
2018 arXiv   pre-print
A major challenge in recommender systems is handling new users, whom are also called cold-start users. In this paper, we propose a novel approach for learning an optimal series of questions with which to interview cold-start users for movie recommender systems. We propose learning interview questions using Deep Q Networks to create user profiles to make better recommendations to cold-start users. While our proposed system is trained using a movie recommender system, our Deep Q Network model
more » ... ld generalize across various types of recommender systems.
arXiv:1806.06192v1 fatcat:xebbewm7uffjzkpa2wgqgeyliu