Multi Modal Adversarial Autoencoders for Recommendations of Citations and Subject Labels

Published in Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, 2018

Recommended citation: Lukas Galke, Florian Mai, Iacopo Vagliano, Ansgar Scherp, "Multi-Modal Adversarial Autoencoders for Recommendations of Citations and Subject Labels." 26th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, 2018. https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3209219.3209236

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Abstract: We present multi-modal adversarial autoencoders for recommendation and evaluate them on two different tasks: citation recommendation and subject label recommendation. We analyze the effects of adversarial regularization, sparsity, and different input modalities. By conducting 408 experiments, we show that adversarial regularization consistently improves the performance of autoencoders for recommendation. We demonstrate, however, that the two tasks differ in the semantics of item co-occurrence in the sense that item co-occurrence resembles relatedness in case of citations, yet implies diversity in case of subject labels. Our results reveal that supplying the partial item set as input is only helpful, when item co-occurrence resembles relatedness. When facing a new recommendation task it is therefore crucial to consider the semantics of item co-occurrence for the choice of an appropriate model.

@inproceedings{Galke:2018:MAA:3209219.3209236,
	acmid = {3209236},
	address = {New York, NY, USA},
	author = {Galke, Lukas and Mai, Florian and Vagliano, Iacopo and Scherp, Ansgar},
	booktitle = {Proceedings of the 26th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization},
	code = {https://github.com/lgalke/aae-recommender},
	doi = {10.1145/3209219.3209236},
	isbn = {978-1-4503-5589-6},
	keywords = {adversarial autoencoders, multi-modal, neural networks, recommender systems, sparsity},
	location = {Singapore, Singapore},
	numpages = {9},
	pages = {197--205},
	pdf = {2018-UMAP-aae-recommender.pdf},
	publisher = {ACM},
	series = {UMAP '18},
	slides = {2018-UMAP-aae-recommender.slides.pdf},
	title = {Multi-Modal Adversarial Autoencoders for Recommendations of Citations and Subject Labels},
	url = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/3209219.3209236},
	year = {2018}
}