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In this course you will learn a variety of matrix factorization and hybrid machine learning techniques for recommender systems. Starting with basic matrix factorization, you will understand both the intuition and the practical details of building recommender systems based on reducing the dimensionality of the user-product preference space. Then you will learn about techniques that combine the strengths of different algorithms into powerful hybrid recommenders....
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
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4 minutes to complete

Preface

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Reading
1 video (Total 4 min)

2

Section
Clock
1 hour to complete

Matrix Factorization (Part 1)

This is a two-part, two-week module on matrix factorization recommender techniques. It includes an assignment and quiz (both due in the second week), and an honors assignment (also due in the second week). Please pace yourself carefully -- it will be difficult to finish in two weeks unless you start the assignments during the first week. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 70 min), 1 reading
Video5 videos
Singular Value Decomposition17m
Gradient Descent Techniques17m
Deriving FunkSVD11m
Probabilistic Matrix Factorization10m
Reading1 reading
On Folding-In with Gradient Descent10m

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Section
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4 hours to complete

Matrix Factorization (Part 2)

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Reading
2 videos (Total 15 min), 2 readings, 6 quizzes
Video2 videos
Programming Matrix Factorization6m
Reading2 readings
Assignment Instructions10m
Intro - Programming Matrix Factorization10m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Matrix Factorization Assignment Part l10m
Matrix Factorization Assignment Part ll10m
Matrix Factorization Assignment Part lll10m
Matrix Factorization Quiz8m
SVD Programming Eval Quiz6m

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2 hours to complete

Hybrid Recommenders

This is a three-part, two-week module on hybrid and machine learning recommendaton algorithms and advanced recommender techniques. It includes a quiz (due in the second week), and an honors assignment (also due in the second week). Please pace yourself carefully -- it will be difficult to finish the honors track in two weeks unless you start the assignments during the first week. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 96 min)
Video6 videos
Hybrids with Robin Burke16m
Hybridization through Matrix Factorization15m
Matrix Factorization Hybrids with George Karypis17m
Interview with Arindam Banerjee15m
Interview with Yehuda Koren22m
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By SKDec 5th 2017

Awesome course especially for those doing Ph.D in recommender systems

Instructors

Michael D. Ekstrand

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Computer Science, Boise State University

Joseph A Konstan

Distinguished McKnight Professor and Distinguished University Teaching Professor
Computer Science and Engineering

About University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations....

About the Recommender Systems Specialization

This Specialization covers all the fundamental techniques in recommender systems, from non-personalized and project-association recommenders through content-based and collaborative techniques. Designed to serve both the data mining expert and the data literate marketing professional, the courses offer interactive, spreadsheet-based exercises to master different algorithms along with an honors track where learners can go into greater depth using the LensKit open source toolkit. A Capstone Project brings together the course material with a realistic recommender design and analysis project....
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