AAAI Publications, Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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Personalized Tag Recommendation through Nonlinear Tensor Factorization Using Gaussian Kernel
Xiaomin Fang, Rong Pan, Guoxiang Cao, Xiuqiang He, Wenyuan Dai

Last modified: 2015-02-10


Personalized tag recommendation systems recommend a list of tags to a user when he is about to annotate an item. It exploits the individual preference and the characteristic of the items. Tensor factorization tech- niques have been applied to many applications, such as tag recommendation. Models based on Tucker Decomposition can achieve good performance but require a lot of computation power. On the other hand, mod- els based on Canonical Decomposition can run in linear time and are more feasible for online recommendation. In this paper, we propose a novel method for personalized tag recommendation, which can be considered as a nonlinear extension of Canonical Decomposition. Different from linear tensor factorization, we exploit Gaussian radial basis function to increase the model’s capacity. The experimental results show that our proposed method outperforms the state-of-the-art methods for tag recommendation on real datasets and perform well even with a small number of features, which verifies that our models can make better use of features.


tensor decomposition, nonlinear, personalized recommendation

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