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# Questions tagged [matrix-factorisation]

In the mathematical discipline of linear algebra, a matrix decomposition or matrix factorization is a factorization of a matrix into a product of matrices.

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### ALS in Spark: what loss function is it minimizing?

I’ve playing with the MovieLens ratings dataset under Spark’s ALS and a manual implementation of ALS and comparing results with the same hyperparameters. I’d like to know this exactly in order to make ...
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### How to create a model and make predictions with LightFM?

I've been researching on how to develop a hybrid recommender system for a simple book dataset, the main goal is to use both explicit data (purchases) and latent factors (features) to make the ...
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### What is the scikit learn Non-negative Matrix Factorisation Coordinate Descent algorithm?

What is the scikit-learn Coordinate Descent (CD) algorithm for Non-negative Matrix Factorization (NMF)? The sklearn implementation of NMF has two different solvers, Coordinate Descent and ...
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### How do I recommend items to out of training users based on its recent views?

I used Spark's ALS implementation of matrix factorization (Collaborative Filtering for Implicit Feedback) to train user and item embeddings. Since we have a lot of users in system, I had to sample ...
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### Regularization in Embedding models?

What is the best way to regularize latent embeddings, I have two solution in my mind but I'm not sure which one to use over other. In batch-wise training regularize over the whole embedding matrix, ...
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### Regularization term in Matrix Factorization

I'm trying to build a naive recommender system using latent factor model for MovieLens dataset. From the observed set of ratings I'm trying to build a model which will decompose the sparse matrix to N ...
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### SVD++ vs wALS: Which is the more effective for implicit feedback in Recommendation system

As SVD++ can be used for implicit feedback, I would like to know whether SVD++ can gives better results than the wALS algorithm (paper: Collaborative Filtering for Implicit Feedback Datasets ). I can'...
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### Matrix Factorisation Improvement

I am using SGD matrix factorisation (python) using the movielens dataset to make recommendations. I have a website which allows users to give feedback which is positive or negative to whether an item ...
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### How does SVD actually provide the recommendations? I seem to get conflicting answers

I am reading a text book that basically says the following: Given a matrix A where A is USERS x ITEMS we can use SVD to decompose the matrix into: $$A = U \times \Sigma \times V^T$$ Then we can take ...
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### understanding the factorisation machine formula

I am reading this tutorial about factorisation machines. I get the intuition behind it, compute the dot product between the (user/item)+(item/aux features)+(user/aux features). This dot product can ...
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### How do the authors get this updating formula for all $\beta$ in $\beta$-divergence

I'm reading the paper Algorithms for nonnegative matrix factorization with the β-divergence by Cédric Févotte and Jérôme Idier. Package scikit-learn uses their algorithm for module sklearn....
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