Collaborative filtering-based recommender systems are known to suffer from the item cold-start problem. Most recent attempts to mitigate this problem presented parametric approaches, such as deep content based models. In this paper, we show that a straightforward application of parametric models may lead to discrepancies between the cold and warm items' distributions in the CF space. As a remedy, we propose to combine parametric with non-parametric estimation for robust cold item placement. Extensive evaluation indicates that our method is competitive with other baselines, while producing cold items placement that better resembles the distribution of warm items in the collaborative filtering space.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Proceedings - ICASSP, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing|
|State||Published - 2021|
|Event||2021 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2021 - Virtual, Toronto, Canada|
Duration: 6 Jun 2021 → 11 Jun 2021
- Recommender systems
- Representation learning