Disentangled CVAEs with Contrastive Learning for Explainable Recommendation

Authors

  • Linlin Wang East China Normal University
  • Zefeng Cai East China Normal University
  • Gerard de Melo Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam
  • Zhu Cao East China University of Science and Technology
  • Liang He East China Normal University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1609/aaai.v37i11.26604

Keywords:

SNLP: Generation

Abstract

Modern recommender systems are increasingly expected to provide informative explanations that enable users to understand the reason for particular recommendations. However, previous methods struggle to interpret the input IDs of user--item pairs in real-world datasets, failing to extract adequate characteristics for controllable generation. To address this issue, we propose disentangled conditional variational autoencoders (CVAEs) for explainable recommendation, which leverage disentangled latent preference factors and guide the explanation generation with the refined condition of CVAEs via a self-regularization contrastive learning loss. Extensive experiments demonstrate that our method generates high-quality explanations and achieves new state-of-the-art results in diverse domains.

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Published

2023-06-26

How to Cite

Wang, L., Cai, Z., de Melo, G., Cao, Z., & He, L. (2023). Disentangled CVAEs with Contrastive Learning for Explainable Recommendation. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 37(11), 13691-13699. https://doi.org/10.1609/aaai.v37i11.26604

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AAAI Technical Track on Speech & Natural Language Processing