Knowledge Discovery in Databases: PKDD 2003
7th European Conference on Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases, Cavtat-Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 22-26, 2003, Proceedings
The proceedings of ECML/PKDD2003 are published in two volumes: the P- ceedings of the 14th European Conference on Machine Learning (LNAI 2837) and the Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (LNAI 2838). The two conferences were held on September 22–26, 2003 in Cavtat, a small tourist town in the vicinity of Dubrovnik, Croatia. As machine learning and knowledge discovery are two highly related ?elds, theco-locationofbothconferencesisbene?cialforbothresearchcommunities.In Cavtat, ECML and PKDD were co-located for the third time in a row, following the successful co-location of the two European conferences in Freiburg (2001) and Helsinki (2002). The co-location of ECML2003 and PKDD2003 resulted in a joint program for the two conferences, including paper presentations, invited talks, tutorials, and workshops. Out of 332 submitted papers, 40 were accepted for publication in the ECML2003proceedings,and40wereacceptedforpublicationinthePKDD2003 proceedings. All the submitted papers were reviewed by three referees. In ad- tion to submitted papers, the conference program consisted of four invited talks, four tutorials, seven workshops, two tutorials combined with a workshop, and a discovery challenge.
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases, PKDD 2003, held in Cavtat-Dubrovnik, Croatia in September 2003 in conjunction with ECML 2003.
The 40 revised full papers presented together with 4 invited contributions were carefully reviewed and, together with another 40 ones for ECML 2003, selected from a total of 332 submissions. The papers address all current issues in data mining and knowledge discovery in databases including data mining tools, association rule mining, classification, clustering, pattern mining, multi-relational classifiers, boosting, kernel methods, learning Bayesian networks, inductive logic programming, user preferences mining, time series analysis, multi-view learning, support vector machine, pattern mining, relational learning, categorization, information extraction, decision making, prediction, and decision trees.