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Puneet MathurMachine Learning Applications Using Pythonhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3787-8_7

7. Overview of Machine Learning in Retail

Puneet Mathur1 
Bangalore, Karnataka, India

At a data science conference in Bangalore a few years back, I was approached by a prospective client from the retail industry. He had a clear goal for data science to help their company increase their retail business. The current team was not able to get a breakthrough and was looking for someone experienced to guide them. The client informed me that the retail industry was undergoing a change, with e-commerce portals disrupting the way sales used to happen. He explained that his company had lost nearly 25 percent of the market in the last 3 ...

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