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KDD Cup 2013 – Author-Paper Identification Challenge

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

KDD Cup 2013 – Author-Paper Identification Challenge

Started: 3:47 am, Thursday 18 April 2013 UTC
Ends: 12:00 am, Wednesday 12 June 2013 UTC (54 total days)

From the post:

The ability to search literature and collect/aggregate metrics around publications is a central tool for modern research. Both academic and industry researchers across hundreds of scientific disciplines, from astronomy to zoology, increasingly rely on search to understand what has been published and by whom.

Microsoft Academic Search is an open platform that provides a variety of metrics and experiences for the research community, in addition to literature search. It covers more than 50 million publications and over 19 million authors across a variety of domains, with updates added each week. One of the main challenges of providing this service is caused by author-name ambiguity. On one hand, there are many authors who publish under several variations of their own name. On the other hand, different authors might share a similar or even the same name.

As a result, the profile of an author with an ambiguous name tends to contain noise, resulting in papers that are incorrectly assigned to him or her. This KDD Cup task challenges participants to determine which papers in an author profile were truly written by a given author.

$7,500 and bragging rights.

Is there going to be a topic map entry this year?

> 100 New KDD Models/Methods Appear Every Month

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Got your attention? It certainly got mine when I read:

Make an inventory of existing methods relevant for astrophysical applications (more than 100 new KDD models and methods appear every month on specialized journals).

A line from the charter of the KDD-IG (Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining-Interest Group) of IVOA (International Virtual Observatory Alliance).

See: IVOA Knowledge Discovery in Databases

I checked the A census of Data Mining and Machine Learning methods for astronomy wiki page but it had no takers, much less any content.

I have written to Professor Giuseppe Longo of University Federico II in Napoli, the chair of this activity to inquire about opportunities to participate in the KDD census. I will post an updated entry when I have more information.

Separate and apart from the census, over 1,200 new KDD models/methods a year, that is an impressive number. I don’t think a census will make that slow down. If anything, greater knowledge of other efforts may spur the creation of even more new models/methods.