Churn Prediction: A Comparative Study Using KNN and Decision Trees

HASSONAH, Mohammad A, RODAN, Ali, AL TAMIMI, Abdel-Karim and ALSAKRAN, Jamal (2020). Churn Prediction: A Comparative Study Using KNN and Decision Trees. In: 2019 Sixth HCT Information Technology Trends (ITT). Piscataway, New Jersey, IEEE, 182-186.

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Churn prediction represents one of the most important components of Customer Relationship Management (CRM). In the purpose of retaining customers and maintaining their satisfaction, researchers of many fields including business intelligence, marketing and information technology were motivated to investigate the best methods that deliver the best services for customers. Many machine learning algorithms had been implemented in the purpose of optimally predicting the possible churning customers and making the right decisions at the right moments. Researchers had conducted several studies on various types of algorithms and results were found very promising. In this paper, we are conducting a comparison study of the performance towards churn prediction between two of the most powerful machine learning algorithms which are Decision Tree and K-Nearest Neighbor algorithms. Results were quite interesting showing a quite large dissimilarity in many areas between the two algorithms.

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Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2023 16:34
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