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ILPnet2 End-User Club
ILP technology transfer is promoted by ILPnet2 through its end-user club,
consisting of industrial and other potential users of the results of ILP
research. The current members of this club and their business fields are:
The end-user club encourages contacts between its members and the network
nodes with the objective to achieve tighter co-operation and application-oriented
RTD projects. Visits between club members and nodes is supported to cailitate
co-operation between the two sides on practical problems. Members of the
end-user club benefit from the access to the expertise of the network nodes,
including information on ILP research results relevant to their application
area and access to prototype ILP systems developed by the nodes.
- Amer World Research, Nicosia (CY) - market research
- Atlantis Telecom, Prague (CZ) - telecommunications
- Center for Computational Linguistics, Prague (CZ) - language research
- Center of Dutch Language and Speech, Antwerpen (BE) - language research
- Dialogis, Bonn (DE) - data mining
- Hydrometeorological Institute of Slovenia, Ljubljana (SI) - environmental protection
- Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London (UK) - health care research
- KD Labs, Zurich (CH) - knowledge discovery
- Kiminkii, Utrecht (NL) - data mining
- Morphologic, Budapest (HU) - language engineering
- National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana (SI) - biochemistry research
- Research Institute for Child Health, Brno (CZ) - medical research
- Sentient Machine Research, Amsterdam (NL) - computer systems and services
- Studio PHI, Ljubljana (SI) - marketing
- Syllogic, Amersfoort (NL) - computer systems and services
- Virtech, Sofia (BG) - electronic commerce
ILPnet2 supports the organisation of events targeted specifically to
members of the end-user club, including:
Other goals and objectives of the network which can be of interest for
EUC members are:
Short seminars on ILP and its applications.
Meetings to present problems to ILP experts.
Data analysis workshops where end-user club members bring their data to
be analysed by ILP techniques.
Competitions, where end-user club members will have the opportunity to
pose challenging problems to the ILP community by making their datasets
available. Comparative studies will be produced at the close of such challenges,
providing useful feedback on the successes and shortcomings of ILP in the
given application domain.
Part of the ILPnet2 budget
will be reserved for travel and subsistence costs of members of the end-user club attending ILP-
Maintaining an archive of descriptions of successful applications, case
studies, data sets, and experiences with ILP.
Maintaining an archive of ILP software systems for different platforms.
Maintaining an ILPnet2 WWW site that will provide a variety of information
Electronic publication of an ILP Newsletter.
Electronic publication of a series of ILP Technical reports.
Collecting thesis abstracts of PhD, MSc and BSc theses related to ILP.
Maintaining a bibliographic database related to ILP.
Supporting the organisation of ILP workshops
- Organising summer schools on ILP and its applications
Who can be a member? Typically, members of the end-user club will not
have extensive experience in ILP, but will have practical problems and will be highly interested
The end-user club will encourage contacts between its members and the network
nodes by any of the means described above, in order to achieve tighter co-operation and more
application-oriented RTD projects.
What has been done? ILPnet2 has actively pursued industrial relations through its End-
User-Club, consisting of industrial and other non-academic institutions interested in practical
applications of ILP. It has supported the organization of educational events/seminars targeted at
specific groups of end-users, e.g., in life sciences or in the business sector (see the list
ILpnet2 has also supported data analysis workshops tailored to individual end-users, where ILP
experts work together with domain experts to solve specific data analysis problems. Three such
workshops have been organized, where data from protein interaction assays, environmental data and
linguistic data have been successfully analyzed with ILP and other techniques.
An example report of a data analysis workshop (the one treating data from protein interaction assays)
can be found here.
- As part of the International Summer
School on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (Caminha, Portugal, 28 September - 4 October
1998) there has been a meeting of the end-user club in the form of a problem presentation
where end-users presented their problem domains and discussed them with ILP experts. There
has also been a seminar on Inductive Logic Programming and Knowledge Discovery as part of the same
- The industrial day Achieving competitive advantages
with data mining and decision support was held at the Convention Centre Festival Hall in Bled,
Slovenia on 29 June 1999. It was co-located with the 16th International Conference on Machine
Learning ICML-99, organized in Bled on 27-30 June 1999. As one of the activities of the
European Network, the industrial day was aimed at enhancing awareness and spreading the use of the
technologies of Data Mining and Decision Support in European industry, business and public
- In May 2000, a seminar on Data Analysis in Life Sciences was
at the Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia. The seminar was intended for researchers and other
professionals in the life sciences, including bioinformatics, biology, chemistry, medicine,
molecular biology, and related fields, whose work requires the analysis of data.
- In August 2000, a tutorial ILP for learning
language in logic was held at the Twelfth European Summer School on Logic, Language and
Information (ESSLI-2000) in Birmingham. The course provided an introduction to inductive
logic programming with an emphasis on applications in learning language in logic
- The Data Mining, Decision Support, Meta-
and ILP, Forum for Practical Problem Presentation and Prospective Solutions Worshop was held
September 12 in Lyon, France, associated with PKDD2000. It was organized by ILPNET2 together with
the METAL and the SOL-EU-NET projects. The presented papers are
Who to contact?
For any information, email: ilpnet2-
Peter Flach, University of
Bristol (UK): Administrative coordinator of ILPnet2
Saso Dzeroski, Jozef Stefan Institute
(SI): Scientific coordinator of ILPnet2
, University of Porto (P): end-user club coordinator
Carlos Soares, University of Porto (P): secretary of end-user
club (address: LIACC, R. Campo Alegre, 823, 4150 Porto, Portugal; phone: +351-2-6078830; fax:
Saso.Dzeroski@ijs.si. Last modified on Thursday 14 November 2002 at 17:35. © 2002 ILPnet2