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Machine Learning in Java by Boštjan Kaluža

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Chapter 4. Customer Relationship Prediction with Ensembles

Any type of company offering a service, product, or experience needs a solid understanding of relationship with their customers; therefore, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is a key element of modern marketing strategies. One of the biggest challenges that businesses face is the need to understand exactly what causes a customer to buy new products.

In this chapter, we will work on a real-world marketing database provided by the French telecom company, Orange. The task will be to estimate the following likelihoods for customer actions:

  • Switch provider (churn)
  • Buy new products or services (appetency)
  • Buy upgrades or add-ons proposed to them to make the sale more profitable (upselling) ...

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