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Abstract:
Modeling diversity of sets of items is important in many applications such as product recommendation and data summarization. Probabilistic submodular models, a family of models including the determinantal point process, form a natural class of distributions, encouraging effects such as diversity, repulsion and coverage. Current models, however, are limited to small and medium number of items due to the high time complexity for learning and inference. In this paper, we propose FLID, a novel log-submodular diversity model that scales to thousands of items and can be efficiently learned using noise contrastive estimation. We show that our model achieves state of the art performance in terms of model fit, but can be also learned orders of magnitude faster for large numbers of items. We demonstrate the wide applicability of our model using several experiments.
Reference:
Learning Probabilistic Submodular Diversity Models Via Noise Contrastive Estimation S. Tschiatschek, J. Djolonga, A. KrauseIn Proc. International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS), 2016
Bibtex Entry:
@inproceedings{tschiatschek16diversity,
	Author = {Sebastian Tschiatschek and Josip Djolonga and Andreas Krause},
	Booktitle = {Proc. International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Statistics (AISTATS)},
	Month = {May},
	Title = {Learning Probabilistic Submodular Diversity Models Via Noise Contrastive Estimation},
	Year = {2016}}