Recommender Systems Specialization
Master Recommender Systems. Learn to design, build, and evaluate recommender systems for commerce and content.
About This 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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- Intermediate Specialization.
- Some related experience required.
Introduction to Recommender Systems: Non-Personalized and Content-BasedUpcoming session: Feb 26
- 4 weeks; an average of 3-7 hours per week, plus 2-5 hours per week for honors track.
About the CourseThis course, which is designed to serve as the first course in the Recommender Systems specialization, introduces the concept of recommender systems, reviews several examples in detail, and leads you through non-personalized recommendation using
Nearest Neighbor Collaborative FilteringCurrent session: Feb 19
About the CourseIn this course, you will learn the fundamental techniques for making personalized recommendations through nearest-neighbor techniques. First you will learn user-user collaborative filtering, an algorithm that identifies other people with simila
Recommender Systems: Evaluation and MetricsUpcoming session: Feb 26
About the CourseIn this course you will learn how to evaluate recommender systems. You will gain familiarity with several families of metrics, including ones to measure prediction accuracy, rank accuracy, decision-support, and other factors such as diversity,
Matrix Factorization and Advanced TechniquesCurrent session: Feb 19
About the CourseIn 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 rec
Recommender Systems CapstoneUpcoming session: Apr 16
- 1-3 weeks of study, 3-5 hours per week
About the Capstone ProjectThis capstone project course for the Recommender Systems Specialization brings together everything you've learned about recommender systems algorithms and evaluation into a comprehensive recommender analysis and design project. You will be given a ca
Joseph A Konstan
Distinguished McKnight Professor and Distinguished University Teaching Professor
Michael D. Ekstrand
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