This week we released the latest version of
librec-auto, a tool for automating batch-style recommender systems experiments. The GitHub repository is (https://github.com/that-recsys-lab/librec-auto). See also the documentation.
Among the new features available in this version are:
- Fairness-aware recommendation support: Version 0.2 has a variety of features to support experimentation with fairness in recommendation including fairness metrics and re-ranker support.
- Bayesian black-box optimization: This release contains a preliminary implementation of black-box parameter optimization for hyperparameters using the
- Setup wizard: A simple tool to help create new experimental studies, working from a data file supplied by the user.
- Saved split files: Cross-validation splits are now saved for debugging, reference and for the computation of statistics over training or test sets.
- Enhanced support for re-ranking:
librec-autohas a number of built-in re-ranking algorithms for fairness-aware and diversity-aware recommendation, plus support for custom re-rankers.
- Python-side metrics: LibRec has a substantial library of recommendation metrics. However, it is now possible for experiments to implement their own metrics in Python and integrate them with recommendation experiments.
librec-auto can be installed using
pip install librec-auto
You can also clone the source repository:
git clone https://github.com/that-recsys-lab/librec-auto.git
python setup.py install