Koren BIAS SGD - user bias intial values

User 291 | 5/4/2014, 9:13:20 PM

Hi,

I would like to know what would be the initial values for the user bias and item bias. Are they randomly intialized ?

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User 6 | 5/5/2014, 5:14:17 AM

In our implementation we set the initial bias to zero and then use the gradient steps to correct. This makes sense since sometimes the bias could be negative.