What are the secret ingredients of Pinterest’s fashion recommendations? — Part 1

An effort to explain the main idea of Complete The Look.


  • What is Complete The Look
  • What is Style Embedding Architecture
  • What is the compatibility distance

What is Complete The Look?

Image by author. Illustration of how Complete The Look work
Image by author. Does this product “complete” the scene?

Style Embedding

Image by author. Style Embedding

Compatibility Distance

How attention mechanism works. Source: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1812.01748.pdf
  • Global distance
  • Local distance
  • Hybrid distance

Global Distance

Image by author. Global distance

Local Distance

Image by author. Softmax
Image by author. Local distance

Hybrid Distance

Image by author. Hybrid distance

Triplet Loss

Image by author. Triplet loss




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