Hyperbolic neural collaborative recommender

Anchen LI, Bo YANG, Huan HUO, Hongxu CHEN, Guandong XU, Zhen WANG

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Recently, deep learning techniques have yielded immense success on recommender systems. However, one weakness of most deep methods is that, users/items mutual semantic relationships, which are latent in the user-item interactions, are not distilled out explicitly. Moreover, most methods have been primarily focused on representation learning in euclidean geometry. Since recent studies have shown that the bipartite graph structure has the non-euclidean latent anatomy, euclidean embeddings may suffer from a certain degree of distortion. In this work, we present Hyperbolic Neural Collaborative Recommender (HNCR), a deep hyperbolic representation learning method that exploits mutual semantic relationships among users/items for collaborative filtering tasks. HNCR first introduces a neighbor construction strategy to build user and item semantic neighborhoods. Then HNCR develops a framework based on deep learning and hyperbolic geometry to integrate constructed neighborhoods into recommendation. To evaluate our method, we conduct experiments on the four datasets. Experimental results show the superiority of HNCR compared with its euclidean counterpart and state-of-the-art recommendation baselines. The results also indicate that hyperbolic representations can reflect meaningful data insights. Copyright © 2022 IEEE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9114-9127
JournalIEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering
Issue number9
Early online dateNov 2022
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023


Li, A., Yang, B., Huo, H., Chen, H., Xu, G., & Wang, Z. (2023). Hyperbolic neural collaborative recommender. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 35(9), 9114-9127. https://doi.org/10.1109/TKDE.2022.3221386


  • Collaborative filtering
  • Deep learning
  • Hyperbolic geometry
  • Representation learning
  • Recommender system


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