Inter-Basket and Intra-Basket Adaptive Attention Network for Next Basket Recommendation

Binbin Che, Pengpeng Zhao, Junhua Fang, Lei Zhao, Victor S. Sheng, Zhiming Cui

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Next basket recommendation with consideration of user sequential shopping behaviors plays a significant role in E-commerce to improve the user experience and service quality. Recently, recurrent neural networks (RNNs), especially attention-based RNN, have been widely adopted in the next basket recommendation. However, existing fixed attention mechanisms are not designed to model the dynamic and diverse characteristics of user appetites. In this paper, we propose an inter-basket and intra-basket adaptive attention network (IIAAN) for the next basket recommendation. Specifically, the inter-basket adaptive attention acts on all historical user baskets to model user's diverse long-term preferences, while the intra-basket adaptive attention is designed to act on item-level in the most recent basket to model user's dynamic and different short-term preferences. Then, we further integrate inter-basket and intra-basket adaptive attentions together to improve recommendation effectiveness. Finally, we evaluate the proposed model IIAAN using three real-world datasets from various E-commerce platforms. Our experimental results show that our model IIAAN significantly outperforms the state-of-the-art approaches for the next basket recommendation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8736740
Pages (from-to)80644-80650
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Access
StatePublished - 2019


  • Basket recommendation
  • adaptive attention
  • recurrent neural network


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