Diversification in Recommender Systems with Ahsan Ashraf

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In this episode of our Strata Data conference series, we’re joined by Ahsan Ashraf, data scientist at Pinterest.

In our conversation, Ahsan and I discuss his presentation from the conference, “Diversification in recommender systems: Using topical variety to increase user satisfaction.” We cover the experiments his team ran to explore the impact of diversification in user’s boards, the methodology his team used to incorporate variety into the Pinterest recommendation system, the metrics they monitored through the process, and how they performed sensitivity sanity testing.

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