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learning-to-rank with reverse label semantics

In the context of popular ranking methods such as XGBRanker, the common definition of the label is a relevance score that is ascending in importance (i.e., more relevant elements are given higher ...
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Is it possible to train an ML model that predicts two different types of variables (numeric, categorial)? Is learning a ranking function possible?

Problem setup: We are given a set of training instances and an algorithm C, composed of two randomized algorithms, A and B. Algorithm A has no hyperparameters. In contrast, B has only one ...
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Can I use faiss as retrieve on recommendation system?

I'm planning on using faiss to generate candidates and then lightgbm to rank the candidates. I think about using E-commerce data, as most of the examples I see using faiss are textual data. Is using ...
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Combining multiple ranked lists

Suppose I'm given two ranked lists, A and B, with each item in the lists being associated with a score: ...
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How do I train an ML model that can rank pairs?

Consider that I have a dataset consisting of a list of pairs of the titles of blogposts of the form ...
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Smallest possible difference between AUC of two ranker [closed]

If there are 10 positive examples, and 90 negative examples in the test set, what is the smallest possible difference in AUC, between two rankers giving different AUC?
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How can I implement lambda-mart with lightgbm?

I have a learning to rank task at hand and I want to use the lightgbm implementation of LambdaMART. I'm also following this notebook. ...
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How to determine the "total number of relevant documents" in calculatiion of Recall in Precision and Recall if it's not known? Can it be estimated?

On Wikipedia there is a practical example of calculating Precision and Recall: When a search engine returns 30 pages, only 20 of which are relevant, while failing to return 40 additional relevant ...
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Learning to Rank with Unlabelled Dataset

I have folder of about 60k PDF documents that I would like to learn to rank based on queries to surface the most relevant results. The goal is to surface and rank relevant documents, very much like a ...
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What are the simplest predictive ranking algorithms?

I want to apply a predictive ranking algorithm to a dataset, so I've been reading about Learning to Rank, RankNet and LambdaMART [1][2]. These methods use neural nets or trees as their core framework....
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Which algorithm to use for a very simple ranking problem?

Currently, I have a dataset with 10 features that results in a ranking of 4 items, i.e. [1,2,3,4], [4,3,1,2], [3,2,4,1] or any $4!$ permutations that can arise from the ranking. What algorithms are ...
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How can I use a validation set to tune the hyperparameters of an XGBClassifier?

I'm currently building a ranking model using an XGBClassifier. I have training, testing, and validation sets. I want to use the validation set to tune the hyperparameters of the XGBClassifier before ...
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Ranking problem and imbalanced dataset

I know about the problems that imbalanced dataset will cause when we are working on classification problems. And I know the solution for that including undersampling and oversampling. I have to work ...
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What does "freedom" mean in the RankNet paper?

In the RankNet (Learning to Rank using Gradient Descent) paper, paragraph 3.1, it said given the consistency requirements, how much freedom is there to choose the pairwise probabilities? What does ...
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Solving Feature Distribution variance between Training and Prediction for Ranking models

I am building a linear regression model to improve ranking of documents. And trying to identify problems due to which model performance estimates don't match actual impact One major problem is ...
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Listwise learning to rank with negative sample relevance

Typical listwise learning to rank (L2R) algorithm tries to learn the rank of docs $\{x_i\}_{i=1}^m$ corresponding to a query $q$. If we use correlation efficient to label the relevance between docs ...
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How to use ndcg metric for binary relevance

I am working on a ranking problem to predict the right single document based on the user query and use the NDCG metric to measure the model. Given the details : Queries ( Q ), Result Document ( D ),...
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Multilabel classification for a learning to rank application

I am looking for some suggestions on Learning to Rank method for search engines. I created a dataset with the following data: ...
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How to perform Learning to Rank for a small dataset

I am very interested in applying Learning to rank to my problem doamin. When I read through the literature of Learning to rank I ...
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Learning to rank: how is the label calculated?

I am studying learning to rank and not sure I understand how the train sample and final label (relevance score) is constructed. Lets assume we sell furniture online. We have logged customer's query, ...
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Why does it not need to set test group when using 'rank:pairwise' in xgboost?

I'm new for learning-to-rank. I'm trying to learn the Learning to rank example provided by xgboost. I found that the core code is as follows in rank.py. ...
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What is the difference between nDCG and rank correlation methods?

When do we use one or the other? My use case: I want to evaluate a linear space to see how good retrieval results are. I have a set of data X (m x n) and some weights W (m x 1). I want to measure ...
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NDCG score is greater than 1

I'm solving a problem of ranking classes for each unique id based on the utilization quantity. I have 6 unique classes in the training and test data. My neural net mode predicts the utilization ...
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Two definitions of DCG measure

I wanted to check the definition of Discounted Cumulative Gain (DCG) measure in the original paper Jarvelin and it seems it differs from the one given in the later literature Wang. Originally, for $n$ ...
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Learning to Rank Application

If there's a website/app that sells products and my job is to determine the order/ranking in which the products should be displayed. For example : I click on restaurants and a list of restaurants ...
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Search Query Sample Size Determination for validation set

While designing a search system, which searches in N identifiable categories, how many search queries does one need in each category to validate the target metric (DCG) scores accurately (balanced ...
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Rank terms in a bag -of-words model

I have a set of documents where I need to extract important keywords in the document and then rank those keywords. The ranking should be done based on relevance and/or other metrics. Are there any ...
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