What project can possibly bring together techniques as diverse as data mining and decision support with the fields of online dating, traffic accident analysis and many more. Only one! SolEuNet.
Modern solution-oriented work processes often bring together loose networks of highly-skilled and entrepreneurial individuals - creating in effect virtual organisations. Such virtual workgroups form up to solve a problem, then break apart and reform around the next challenge. A highly efficient and innovative way of working - but how do you build up a knowledge base and retain it after the group has split up? Researchers in the IST project SolEuNet believe they have an answer.
SolEuNet aimed to develop a Web-based infrastructure for virtual enterprise services in data mining and decision support. The goal was to bring a specialist team of data mining experts together to cooperate in solving each data mining problem provided by a customer. Each expert would apply his/her individual methods to solving the problem, but communicate with the others to share the growing understanding.
John Bullas of Hampshire County Council states that, "Feedback by local experts is currently being obtained to assess the full value of the findings in the real world, but the analysis of the database performed so far by the SolEuNet consortium holds considerable promise for the application of these technologies to other databases that are currently analysed with long-established and limited repertoires of processing tools."
Dunja Mladenic/Marko Grobelnik
Jozef Stefan Institute
Department of Intelligent Systems
Source: Based on information from SolEuNet
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