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).
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.