Li, Y., Li, K., Wei, W., Zhou, T., & Chen, C. (2022). CoRec: An Efficient Internet Behavior-based Recommendation Framework with Edge-cloud Collaboration on Deep Convolution Neural Networks. ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, 19(2), 1–28. https://doi.org/10.1145/3526191
Both accurate and fast mobile recommendation systems based on click behaviors analysis are crucial in e-business. Deep learning has achieved state-of-the-art accuracy and the traditional wisdom often hosts these computation-intensive models in powerful cloud centers. However, the cloud-only approaches put significant computational pressure on cloud servers and increase the latency in heavy-load scenarios. Moreover, existing work often adopts RNN structures to model behaviors that suffer from low processing speed for under-utilization of parallel devices such as GPUs. In this work, we propose an efficient internet behavior-based recommendation framework with edge-cloud collaboration on deep CNNs (CoRec) to improve both the accuracy and speed for mobile recommendation. A novel convolutional interest network (CIN) improves the accuracy by modeling the long- and short-term interests and accelerates the prediction through parallel-friendly convolutions. To further improve the serving throughput and latency, a novel device-cloud collaboration strategy reduces workloads by pre-computing and caching long-term interests in the cloud offline and real-time computation of short-term interests in devices. Extensive experiments on real-world datasets show that CoRec significantly outperforms the state-of-the-art methods in accuracy and has achieved at least an order of magnitude improvement in latency and throughput compared to cloud-only RNN-based approaches for long behaviors.
There was no specific funding for the research done