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General Session » [General Session] 2. Machine Learning

[1N2] [General Session] 2. Machine Learning

Tue. Jun 5, 2018 3:20 PM - 5:00 PM Room N (2F Sakurajima)

座長:岡本 昌之(トヨタ自動車株式会社)

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM

[1N2-02] A Nonparametric Delayed Feedback Model for Conversion Rate Prediction

〇Yuya Yoshikawa1, Yusaku Imai2 (1. STAIR Lab, Chiba Institute of Technology, 2. CyberAgent, Inc)

Keywords:CVR prediction, nonparametric estimation, display advertisement

Predicting conversion rates (CVRs) in display advertising (e.g., predicting the proportion of users who purchase an item (i.e., a conversion) after its corresponding ad is clicked) is important when measuring the effects of ads shown to users and to understanding the interests of the users.
There is generally a time delay (i.e., so-called delayed feedback) between the ad click and conversion.
In this paper, we propose a nonparametric delayed feedback model for CVR prediction that represents the distribution of the time delay without assuming a parametric distribution, such as an exponential or Weibull distribution.
Because the distribution of the time delay is modeled depending on the content of an ad and the features of a user, various shapes of the distribution can be represented potentially.
In an experiment on Criteo dataset, we show that the proposed model outperforms the existing method that assumes an exponential distribution for the time delay in terms of conversion rate prediction.