Data Science Project–Learn to build the Best Recommendation Engine

Data Science Project–Learn to build the Best Recommendation Engine


Any discussion in the world of data science and machine learning is incomplete without the mention of prediction and recommendation engines. Recommendation engines have become the shining star of big data.  Building a recommendation engine is at the heart of modern marketing with user level personalization becoming the secret to success for media and retail business domains. It is extremely important for data scientists to follow the right approach when building a recommendation engine as it is a big investment for any organization both technically and financially.

Data Science Project Problem Statement for WSDM - KKBox's Music Recommendation Challenge

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With unlimited music streaming services, it has become important to personalize algorithms, however this would be possible only if there is enough historical data. Currently KKBOX uses a collaborative filtering music recommendation engine but aims to employ novel data science techniques which could lead to better results. The new recommendation algorithm would know if a listener likes a new artist or a new song and what kind of song to recommend to brand new users.

Target Audience for the Data Science Project based on the Kaggle Data Science Challenge WSDM - KKBox's Music Recommendation –

  • Data Analysts
  • Data Scientists
  • Individuals who would like to advance their career by building an impressive data science project portfolio.
  • Anybody who wants to enhance their skills on building recommender systems for media industry.

Data Science Training

Pre-requisites for WSDM - KKBox's Music Recommendation Data Science Project –

  • Good Knowledge of basic data science concepts.
  • Good grasp of Python or R data science libraries. If not, take the data science course in Python or R programming before enrolling for this data science project.
  • All tools used in this data science project are free and easily available on the web.

What will you learn from this data science project?

Working on data science projects is an important milestone in the journey towards becoming an enterprise data scientist. This data science project aims to help data scientists/data analysts learn how to build a recommendation engine with the end goal of reducing churn, enhancing user experience, and increasing profitability for business success.

  • Learn to implement music recommender system using both Python and R data science programming languages.
  • You will learn the usage and implementation of below mentioned data science libraries in R programming language -
  1.  reshape
  2. reshape2
  3.  xgboost
  4. caret
  5. jsonlite
  6. Matrix
  7. dplyr
  8. lubridate
  • You will learn the usage and implementation of below mentioned data science libraries in Python programming language –
  1. numpy
  2. seaborn
  3. pandas
  4. matplotlib
  5.  ggplot, plotting system for python based on R’s ggplot2.
  • Learn how to tune algorithm parameters to build an optimal algorithm.
  • Learn to explore data (EDA) using various data visualization techniques.

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About the KKBOX Dataset

You will work with Asia’s leading music streaming brand KKBOX dataset that provides over 40 million tracks at your fingertips having over 10 million members across the region. The training dataset contains information on the first observable listening event for every user-song pair in a given time duration. The dataset also provides metadata information for every user and song pair.

So, what are you waiting for?

Enrol now to learn how to build the best music recommendation engine using KKBOX Dataset for just $9.

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