Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

10-2013

Abstract

Traditional batch model-based Collaborative Filtering (CF) approaches typically assume a collection of users' rating data is given a priori for training the model. They suffer from a common yet critical drawback, i.e., the model has to be re-trained completely from scratch whenever new training data arrives, which is clearly non-scalable for large real recommender systems where users' rating data often arrives sequentially and frequently. In this paper, we investigate a novel efficient and scalable online collaborative filtering technique for on-the-fly recommender systems, which is able to effectively online update the recommendation model from a sequence of rating observations. Specifically, we propose a family of online multi-task collaborative filtering (OMTCF) algorithms, which tackle the online collaborative filtering task by exploiting the similar principle as online multitask learning. Encouraging empirical results on large-scale datasets showed that the proposed technique is significantly more effective than the state-of-the-art algorithms

Keywords

Recommender systems, Collaborative Filtering, Online learning, Multi-task Learning

Discipline

Computer Sciences | Databases and Information Systems

Research Areas

Data Management and Analytics

Publication

RecSys'13: Proceedings of the 7th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems: October 12-16, 2013, Hong Kong, China

First Page

237

Last Page

244

ISBN

9781450324090

Identifier

10.1145/2507157.2507176

Publisher

ACM

City or Country

New York

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2507157.2507176

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