Learning Feature Interactions with Lorentzian Factorization Machine


  • Canran Xu eBay Inc.
  • Ming Wu Tongji University




Learning representations for feature interactions to model user behaviors is critical for recommendation system and click-trough rate (CTR) predictions. Recent advances in this area are empowered by deep learning methods which could learn sophisticated feature interactions and achieve the state-of-the-art result in an end-to-end manner. These approaches require large number of training parameters integrated with the low-level representations, and thus are memory and computational inefficient. In this paper, we propose a new model named “LorentzFM” that can learn feature interactions embedded in a hyperbolic space in which the violation of triangle inequality for Lorentz distances is available. To this end, the learned representation is benefited by the peculiar geometric properties of hyperbolic triangles, and result in a significant reduction in the number of parameters (20% to 80%) because all the top deep learning layers are not required. With such a lightweight architecture, LorentzFM achieves comparable and even materially better results than the deep learning methods such as DeepFM, xDeepFM and Deep & Cross in both recommendation and CTR prediction tasks.




How to Cite

Xu, C., & Wu, M. (2020). Learning Feature Interactions with Lorentzian Factorization Machine. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 34(04), 6470-6477. https://doi.org/10.1609/aaai.v34i04.6119



AAAI Technical Track: Machine Learning