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Two stages approach for tweet engagement prediction

Dadoun, Amin; Harrando, Ismail; Lisena, Pasquale; Reboud, Alison; Troncy, Raphaël

Technical report, 24 August 2020

This paper describes the approach proposed by the D2KLab team for the 2020 RecSys Challenge on the task of predicting user engagement facing tweets. This approach relies on two distinct stages. First, relevant features are learned from the challenge dataset. These features are heterogeneous and are the results of different learning modules such as handcrafted features, knowledge graph embeddings, sentiment analysis features and BERT word embeddings. Second, these features are provided in input to an ensemble system based on XGBoost. This approach, only trained on a subset of the entire challenge dataset, ranked 22 in the final leaderboard.

Arxiv Bibtex

Title:Two stages approach for tweet engagement prediction
Keywords:Recommender System, Tweet Engagement Prediction, Knowledge Graph
Department:Data Science
Eurecom ref:6324
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Bibtex: @techreport{EURECOM+6324, year = {2020}, title = {{T}wo stages approach for tweet engagement prediction}, author = {{D}adoun, {A}min and {H}arrando, {I}smail and {L}isena, {P}asquale and {R}eboud, {A}lison and {T}roncy, {R}apha{\"e}l}, number = {EURECOM+6324}, month = {08}, institution = {Eurecom}, url = {},, }
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