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Specialization
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Specialization
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
14 minutes to complete

Preface

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Reading
2 videos (Total 14 min)
Video2 videos
The Goals of Evaluation10m
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Basic Prediction and Recommendation Metrics

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Reading
5 videos (Total 57 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Prediction Accuracy Metrics12m
Decision Support Metrics16m
Rank-Aware Top-N Metrics18m
Assignment Intro Video2m
Reading1 reading
Metric Computation Assignment Instructions10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Basic Prediction and Recommendation Metrics Assignment42m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Advanced Metrics and Offline Evaluation

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Reading
6 videos (Total 76 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Additional Item and List-Based Metrics18m
Experimental Protocols13m
Unary Data Evaluation11m
Temporal Evaluation of Recommenders (Interview with Neal Lathia)12m
Programming Assignment Introduction8m
Reading1 reading
Evaluating Recommenders10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Offline Evaluation and Metrics Quiz22m
Programming Assignment Quiz28m
Week
3
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Online Evaluation

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Reading
4 videos (Total 66 min), 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Usage Logs and Analysis10m
A/B Studies (Field Experiments)11m
User-Centered Evaluation (Interview with Bart Knijnenburg)25m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Online Evaluation Quiz8m
Week
4
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Evaluation Design

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Reading
3 videos (Total 31 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video3 videos
Case Examples17m
Assignment Intro Video2m
Reading2 readings
Intro to Assignment: Evaluation Design Cases10m
Quiz Debrief10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Assignment: Evaluation Design Cases12m

Instructors

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Michael D. Ekstrand

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Computer Science, Boise State University
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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....
Recommender Systems

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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