- Abstract: This paper proposes a hierarchical Bayesian model for clustering sparse sequences.This is a mixture model and does not need the data to be represented by a Gaussian mixture and that gives significant modelling freedom.It also generates a very interpretable profile for the discovered latent groups.The data that was used for the work have been contributed by a restaurant loyalty program company. The data is a collection of sparse sequences where each entry of each sequence is the number of user visits of one week to some restaurant. This algorithm successfully clustered the data and calculated the expected user affiliation in each cluster.
- Keywords: Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling, Sparse sequence clustering, Group profiling, User group modeling
- TL;DR: Hierarchical Bayesian Modeling for Clustering Sparse Sequences ; user group modeling using behavioral data