Generative Adversarial Zero-Shot Learning for Cold-Start News Recommendation

Manal A. Alshehri, Xiangliang Zhang*

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Abstract

News recommendation models extremely rely on the interactive information between users and news articles to personalize the recommendation. Therefore, one of their most serious challenges is the cold-start problem (CSP). Their performance is dropped intensely for new users or new news. Zero-shot learning helps in synthesizing a virtual representation of the missing data in a variety of application tasks. Therefore, it can be a promising solution for CSP to generate virtual interaction behaviors for new users or new news articles. In this paper, we utilize the generative adversarial zero-shot learning in building a framework, namely, GAZRec, which is able to address the CSP caused by purely new users or new news. GAZRec can be flexibly applied to any neural news recommendation model. According to the experimental evaluations, applying the proposed framework to various news recommendation baselines attains a significant AUC improvement of 1% - 21% in different cold start scenarios and 1.2% - 6.6% in the regular situation when both users and news have a few interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCIKM 2022 - Proceedings of the 31st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages26-36
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781450392365
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 17 2022
Event31st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2022 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Oct 17 2022Oct 21 2022

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, Proceedings

Conference

Conference31st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management, CIKM 2022
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta
Period10/17/2210/21/22

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Keywords

  • cold-start problem
  • generative adversarial networks
  • news recommendation
  • zero-shot learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • General Decision Sciences

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