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Data Science Weekly Newsletter
April 4, 2019

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Data Science Articles & Videos

  • Personalized Recommendations for Experiences Using Deep Learning
    As the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor provides a platform for billions of users to research, book, and review their trips across the world. In this blog post, we will explain how our newly-developed ‘Recommended For You’ (RFY) model generates personalized recommendations on our website using users’ browsing history and deep learning. The model has already been tested in production and demonstrated lifts in user engagement and bookings...
  • Combining online and offline tests to improve News Feed ranking
    A/B testing is an important part of the product improvement cycle for machine learning (ML) technologies. But applying advanced techniques such as Bayesian optimization to optimize these systems can be challenging due to resource limitations. We propose a new multitask Bayesian optimization approach that combines observations from online A/B tests with a simple offline simulator. This model allows for jointly optimizing up to 20 parameters with as few as 40 total online A/B tests...
  • Neural Machine Translation With Attention Mechanism
    Hello guys, spring has come and I guess you’re all feeling good. Today, let’s join me in the journey of creating a neural machine translation model with attention mechanism by using the hottest-on-the-news Tensorflow 2.0...
  • Diagnosing and Enhancing VAE Models
    Although variational autoencoders (VAEs) represent a widely influential deep generative model, many aspects of the underlying energy function remain poorly understood. In particular, it is commonly believed that Gaussian encoder/decoder assumptions reduce the effectiveness of VAEs in generating realistic samples. In this regard, we rigorously analyze the VAE objective, differentiating situations where this belief is and is not actually true. We then leverage the corresponding insights to develop a simple VAE enhancement that requires no additional hyperparameters or sensitive tuning...

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