Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

11-2017

Abstract

Top-k recommendation seeks to deliver a personalized recommendation list of k items to a user. The dual objectives are (1) accuracy in identifying the items a user is likely to prefer, and (2) efficiency in constructing the recommendation list in real time. One direction towards retrieval efficiency is to formulate retrieval as approximate k nearest neighbor (kNN) search aided by indexing schemes, such as locality-sensitive hashing, spatial trees, and inverted index. These schemes, applied on the output representations of recommendation algorithms, speed up the retrieval process by automatically discarding a large number of potentially irrelevant items when given a user query vector. However, many previous recommendation algorithms produce representations that may not necessarily align well with the structural properties of these indexing schemes, eventually resulting in a significant loss of accuracy post-indexing. In this paper, we introduce Indexable Bayesian Personalized Ranking (IBPR) that learns from ordinal preference to produce representation that is inherently compatible with the aforesaid indices. Experiments on publicly available datasets show superior performance of the proposed model compared to state-of-the-art methods on top-k recommendation retrieval task, achieving significant speedup while maintaining high accuracy.

Keywords

indexing, retrieval efficiency, top-k recommendation

Discipline

Databases and Information Systems | Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

Research Areas

Data Management and Analytics

Publication

CIKM '17: Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management: Singapore, November 6-10

First Page

1389

Last Page

1398

ISBN

9781450349185

Identifier

10.1145/3132847.3132913

Publisher

ACM

City or Country

Singapore

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

https://doi.org/10.1145/3132847.3132913

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