A Recommender System is a process that seeks to predict user preferences. This Specialization covers all the fundamental techniques in recommender systems, from non-personalized and project-association recommenders through content-based and collaborative filtering techniques, as well as advanced topics like matrix factorization, hybrid machine learning methods for recommender systems, and dimension reduction techniques for the user-product preference space.
Master recommender systems.. Learn to design, build, and evaluate recommender systems for commerce and content.
As a software engineer with computer science background I found that course enhancing my knowledge. I'm going to continue the specialization.
More information on Programming Assignment would have been helpful . Overall a good course to begin the specialization
i found this course very helpful and informative. it explains the theory while providing real-world examples on recommender systems. the assignment helps in clearing up any confusion with the material
Thank you so very much to open my eye see more view of recommendation field not only algorithms but use case and many trouble-shooting in worldwide business, moreover interview with noble professor.
I found this course very informative and clears lot of concept in Item based and used based collaborative filtering. Spreadsheet assignment helped me to clearly understand the algorithms.
One of the best courses I have taken on Coursera. Choosing Java for the lab exercises makes them inaccessible for many data scientists. Consider providing a Python version.
Nice introduction to recommender systems for those who have never heard about it before. No complex mathematical formula (which can also be seen by some as a downside).
it's a fantastic course that gives you a good idea of what the objectives of recommender systems are and some intuition on the way how it can be accomplished.
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Most learners should be able to complete the specialization in 20-26 weeks.
What background knowledge is necessary?
Basic statistics or college algebra, and an ability to work with spreadsheets. For the honors track, you should also be comfortable implementing software in Java.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
While each component can be useful by itself, the courses do build on each other and should be taken in order.
The University of Minnesota does not offer credit for completing this specialization. If you are enrolled elsewhere, you may wish to speak with your advisor or program staff to find out whether this specialization could be used for independent study credit.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
You will understand and be able to apply the major families of recommender algorithms: non-personalized, product association, content-based, nearest-neighbor, and matrix factorization. You will know and be able to apply a variety of recommender metrics, and will be able to use this knowledge to match the correct recommender system to appplications.
What is the honors track?
The honors track is an optional track where learners add programming recommenders in the open source LensKit toolkit. You should be comfortable with basic data structures, algorithms, and Java to attempt the honors track.
How does this Specialization relate to the prior Recommender Systems courses?
This specialization is an extended and updated version of the two prior versions of Introduction to Recommender Systems that we've offered through Coursera. About 50% of the video and 80% of the assessment material are new, and there is an honors track with programming assignments (which existed in the first version of the course only, and have been re-done for this specialization). The Capstone is entirely new.