Churn analysis using deep convolutional neural networks and autoencoders

18 Apr 2016  ·  Artit Wangperawong, Cyrille Brun, Olav Laudy, Rujikorn Pavasuthipaisit ·

Customer temporal behavioral data was represented as images in order to perform churn prediction by leveraging deep learning architectures prominent in image classification. Supervised learning was performed on labeled data of over 6 million customers using deep convolutional neural networks, which achieved an AUC of 0.743 on the test dataset using no more than 12 temporal features for each customer... Unsupervised learning was conducted using autoencoders to better understand the reasons for customer churn. Images that maximally activate the hidden units of an autoencoder trained with churned customers reveal ample opportunities for action to be taken to prevent churn among strong data, no voice users. read more

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