COMET: Convolutional Dimension Interaction for Collaborative Filtering

28 Jul 2020  ·  Zhuoyi Lin, Lei Feng, Xingzhi Guo, Yu Zhang, Rui Yin, Chee Keong Kwoh, Chi Xu ·

Latent factor models play a dominant role among recommendation techniques. However, most of the existing latent factor models assume both historical interactions and embedding dimensions are independent of each other, and thus regrettably ignore the high-order interaction information among historical interactions and embedding dimensions. In this paper, we propose a novel latent factor model called COMET (COnvolutional diMEnsion inTeraction), which simultaneously model the high-order interaction patterns among historical interactions and embedding dimensions. To be specific, COMET stacks the embeddings of historical interactions horizontally at first, which results in two "embedding maps". In this way, internal interactions and dimensional interactions can be exploited by convolutional neural networks with kernels of different sizes simultaneously. A fully-connected multi-layer perceptron is then applied to obtain two interaction vectors. Lastly, the representations of users and items are enriched by the learnt interaction vectors, which can further be used to produce the final prediction. Extensive experiments and ablation studies on various public implicit feedback datasets clearly demonstrate the effectiveness and the rationality of our proposed method.

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