Internet Shopping Problem google
Introduced by Blazewicz et al. (2010), where a customer wants to buy a list of products at the lowest possible total cost from shops which offer discounts when purchases exceed a certain threshold. The problem is NP-hard. …

EigenPro 2.0 google
In recent years machine learning methods that nearly interpolate the data have achieved remarkable success. In many settings achieving near-zero training error leads to excellent test results. In this work we show how the mathematical and conceptual simplicity of interpolation can be harnessed to construct a framework for very efficient, scalable and accurate kernel machines. Our main innovation is in constructing kernel machines that output solutions mathematically equivalent to those obtained using standard kernels, yet capable of fully utilizing the available computing power of a parallel computational resource, such as GPU. Such utilization is key to strong performance since much of the computational resource capability is wasted by the standard iterative methods. The computational resource and data adaptivity of our learned kernels is based on theoretical convergence bounds. The resulting algorithm, which we call EigenPro 2.0, is accurate, principled and very fast. For example, using a single GPU, training on ImageNet with $1.3\times 10^6$ data points and $1000$ labels takes under an hour, while smaller datasets, such as MNIST, take seconds. Moreover, as the parameters are chosen analytically, based on the theory, little tuning beyond selecting the kernel and kernel parameter is needed, further facilitating the practical use of these methods. …

Customer Experience Management (CEM) google
Customer experience management (CEM or CXM) is the process that companies use to oversee and track all interactions with a customer during the duration of their relationship. This involves the strategy of building around the needs of individual customers. According to Jeananne Rae, companies are realizing that ‘building great consumer experiences is a complex enterprise, involving strategy, integration of technology, orchestrating business models, brand management and CEO commitment.’ …

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