Conference Proceedings

Who Will Be Affected by Supermarket Health Programs? Tracking Customer Behavior Changes via Preference Modeling

Ling Luo, Bin Li, Shlomo Berkovsky, Irena Koprinska, Fang Chen, J Bailey (ed.), L Khan (ed.), T Washio (ed.), G Dobbie (ed.), JZ Huang (ed.), R Wang (ed.)

ADVANCES IN KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY AND DATA MINING, PAKDD 2016, PT I | SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN | Published : 2016

Abstract

As obesity has become a worldwide problem, a number of health programs have been designed to encourage participants to maintain a healthier lifestyle. The stakeholders often desire to know how effective the programs are and how to target the right participants. Motivated by a real-life health program conducted by an Australian supermarket chain, we propose a novel method to track customer behavior changes induced by the program and investigate the program’s effect on different segments of customers, split according to demographic factors like age and gender. The method: (1) derives customer preferences from the transaction data, (2) captures the customer behavior changes via a temporal model..

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