CSHURI – Modified HURI algorithm for
Customer Segmentation and Transaction
J. Pillai, and O.P.Vyas. International Journal of Computer Science, Engineering and Information Technology (IJCSEIT)2 (2):
Association rule mining (ARM) is the process of generating rules based on the correlation between the set
of items that the customers purchase.Of late, data mining researchers have improved upon the quality of
association rule mining for business development by incorporating factors like value (utility), quantity of
items sold (weight) and profit. The rules mined without considering utility values (profit margin) will lead
to a probable loss of profitable rules.
The advantage of wealth of the customers’ needs information and rules aids the retailer in designing his
store layout9. An algorithm CSHURI, Customer Segmentation using HURI, is proposed, a modified
version of HURI 6, finds customers who purchase high profitable rare items and accordingly classify the
customers based on some criteria; for example, a retail business may need to identify valuable customers
who are major contributors to a company’s overall profit. For a potential customer arriving in the store,
which customer group one should belong to according to customer needs, what are the preferred functional
features or products that the customer focuses on and what kind of offers will satisfy the customer, etc.,
finds the key in targeting customers to improve sales 9, which forms the base for customer utility mining.