Deep recommender engine based on efficient product embeddings neural pipeline

Predictive analytics systems are currently one of the most important areas of research and development within the Artificial Intelligence domain and particularly in Machine Learning. One of the “holy grails” of predictive analytics is the research and development of the “perfect” recommendation system. In our paper we propose an advanced pipeline model for the multi-task objective of determining product complementarity, similarity and sales prediction using deep neural models applied to big-data sequential transaction systems. Our highly parallelized hybrid pipeline consists of both unsupervised and supervised models, used for the objectives of generating semantic product embeddings and predicting sales, respectively. Our experimentation and benchmarking have been done using very large pharma-industry retailer Big Data stream.

   Keywords — recommender systems; efficient embeddings; machine learning; deep learning; big-data; high-performance computing, GPU computing.

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