Online Shopping in India


Data

Source: Five online shopping websites for electronics in India (BuyThePrice, HomeShop18, Indiaplaza, Infobeam, Saholic).

Content: prices, rating, features, and more for a variety of cameras and mobile phones collected during Oct-Nov 2012.

Size: Over 7,000 rows, each corresponding to a snapshot of a product webpage during the study period.

Team

Collaboration between Indian School of Business and CrowdANALYTIX

Data Mining Competition

The competition was hosted on Kaggle.com, using their InClass module.
We thank Kaggle staff Angus and Nick for their assistance and support.

Congratulations to the winners of the data mining competition:
ISB students Vaibhav Tripathi, Archana Menon, Mujtaba Saifuddin and Sujata Chakravorty. Thanks to the team for sharing their solution approach.


Project Scope

The Indian School of Business has initiated a data mining contest as part of their Business Analytics for Data Mining (BADM) course in Dec 2012 for students to learn the application of analytics in business environment through building case studies.

In the spirit of mutual learning and sharing, and to give students a taste of real world applications in the regional context, ISB Professors Galit Shmueli and Rajib Saha partnered with the startup TheBargain.in who provided a dataset and a business goal. 

The contest is based on a dataset of electronic gadget information and pricing on Indian online shopping sites. The data were collected over a period of two months, recording price changes and other related information.


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Galit Shmueli,
Dec 29, 2012, 1:57 AM