10th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Deep Reinforcement learning based RecSys using Distributed Q table

Ritesh Kumar & Ravi Ranjan
Publisher: IEOM Society International
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Track: Artificial Intelligence

Recommender Systems are becoming ubiquitous in many settings and take many forms, from product recommendation in e-commerce stores, to query suggestions in search engines, to friend recommendation in social networks. Present systems suffer from two limitations, firstly considering the recommendation as a static procedure and ignoring the dynamic interactive nature between users and the recommender systems. Also, most of the works focus on the immediate feedback of recommended items and neglecting the long-term rewards based on reinforcement learning. In this paper, we propose a recommendation system that uses the Q-learning method. We use ε-greedy policy combined with Q learning, a powerful method of reinforcement learning that handles those issues proficiently and gives the customer more chance to explore new pages or new products that are not popular. Usually while implementing Reinforcement Learning (RL) to real-world problems both the state space and the action space are very vast. Therefore, to address the aforementioned challenges, we propose the Multiple\Distributed Q table approach which can deal with large state-action space and that aides in actualizing the Q learning algorithm in recommendation and huge state-action space.

Published in: 10th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: March 10-12, 2020

ISBN: 978-1-5323-5952-1
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767