This paper provides an overview of the approach we adopted as team Lunatic Goats for the ACM RecSys Challenge 2017 [7]. The competition, organized by XING.com, focuses on a cold start job recommendation scenario. The goal was to design and tune a recommendation system able to predict past users' interactions, for the offline stage, and to provide recommendations pushed every day to real users through the XING portal, for the online stage. Our strategy, which saw models coming from different techniques combined in a multi-layer ensemble, granted us the first place in the offline part and the qualification as second best team in the final leaderboard. All our algorithms mainly resort to content-based approaches, that, thanks to its ability to provide good recommendations even for cold-start items allowed us, quite unexpectedly, to achieve good results in terms of prediction quality and computational time.

Content-based approaches for cold-start job recommendations

Bianchi M.;Cesaro F.;Ciceri F.;Dagrada M.;Gasparin A.;Grattarola D.;Inajjar I.;Metelli A. M.;Cella L.
2017-01-01

Abstract

This paper provides an overview of the approach we adopted as team Lunatic Goats for the ACM RecSys Challenge 2017 [7]. The competition, organized by XING.com, focuses on a cold start job recommendation scenario. The goal was to design and tune a recommendation system able to predict past users' interactions, for the offline stage, and to provide recommendations pushed every day to real users through the XING portal, for the online stage. Our strategy, which saw models coming from different techniques combined in a multi-layer ensemble, granted us the first place in the offline part and the qualification as second best team in the final leaderboard. All our algorithms mainly resort to content-based approaches, that, thanks to its ability to provide good recommendations even for cold-start items allowed us, quite unexpectedly, to achieve good results in terms of prediction quality and computational time.
2017
ACM International Conference Proceeding Series
9781450353915
ACM RecSys challenge 2017
Cold-start recommendations
Content-based filtering
Job recommendations
Recommendation systems
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