The KDD-Cup 2004 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
Competition is being held in conjunction with the Tenth
Annual ACM SIGKDD Conference that will take place this
year on August 22 through 25 in Seattle, Washington.
This year there are two challenge tasks, one in protein
matching and one in high-energy particle physics.
The problems were chosen in order to be of interest
to both academia and industry. Students are particularly
encouraged to participate.
This year's performance criteria include Accuracy,
Squared Error, Cross Entropy, and ROC Area. The specific
tasks, datasets, and code for computing the performance
criteria became available April 28, 2004 at
Registration will remain open during the first half of
the summer. Submissions are due by July 14, 2004.
We look forward to an interesting competition and
encourage your participation.
Rich Caruana & Thorsten Joachims
KDD-Cup 2004 Co-Chairs