A Survey of Latent Factor Models for Recommender Systems and Personalization
Recommender systems aim to personalize the experience of a user and are critical for businesses like retail portals, e-commerce websites, book sellers, streaming movie websites and so on. The earliest personalized algorithms use matrix factorization or matrix completion using algorithms like the singular value decomposition (SVD). There are other more advanced algorithms, like factorization machines, Bayesian personalized ranking (BPR), and a more recent Hebbian graph embeddings (HGE) algorithm. In this work, we implement BPR and HGE and compare our results with SVD, Non-negative matrix factorization (NMF) using the MovieLens dataset.