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Tracking the evolution of customer purchase behavior segmentation via a fragmentation-coagulation process

L Luo, B Li, I Koprinska, S Berkovsky, F Chen

IJCAI International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence | Published : 2017


Customer behavior modeling is important for businesses in order to understand, attract and retain customers. It is critical that the models are able to track the dynamics of customer behavior over time. We propose FC-CSM, a Customer Segmentation Model based on a Fragmentation-Coagulation process, which can track the evolution of customer segmentation, including the splitting and merging of customer groups. We conduct a case study using transaction data from a major Australian supermarket chain, where we: 1) show that our model achieves high fitness of purchase rate, outperforming models using mixture of Poisson processes; 2) compare the impact of promotions on customers for different product..

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