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OMBA: User-Guided Product Representations for Online Market Basket Analysis

Amila Silva, Ling Luo, Shanika Karunasekera, Chris Leckie

Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Databases | Springer | Published : 2020


Market Basket Analysis (MBA) is a popular technique to identify associations between products, which is crucial for business decision making. Previous studies typically adopt conventional frequent itemset mining algorithms to perform MBA. However, they generally fail to uncover rarely occurring associations among the products at their most granular level. Also, they have limited ability to capture temporal dynamics in associations between products. Hence, we propose OMBA, a novel representation learning technique for Online Market Basket Analysis. OMBA jointly learns representations for products and users such that they preserve the temporal dynamics of product-to-product and user-to-product..

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