e-LICO Project

An e-Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research
in Data Mining and Data-Intensive Science

An EU-FP7 Collaborative Project (2009-2012)
Theme ICT-4.4: Intelligent Content and Semantics

co-funded by the European Union






The goal of the e-LICO project is to build a virtual laboratory for interdisciplinary collaborative research in data mining and data-intensive sciences. The proposed e-lab will comprise three layers: the e-science and data mining layers will form a generic research environment that can be adapted to different scientific domains by customizing the application layer.

The e-science layer, built on an open-source e-science infrastructure developed by one of the partners, will support content creation through collaboration at multiple scales and degrees of commitment — ranging from small, contract-bound teams to voluntary, constraint-free participation in dynamic virtual communities.

The data mining layer will be the distinctive core of e-LICO; it will provide comprehensive multimedia (structured records, text, images, signals) data mining tools. Standard tools will be augmented with preprocessing or learning algorithms developed specifically to meet challenges of data-intensive, knowledge rich sciences, such as ultra-high dimensionality or undersampled data. Methodologically sound use of these tools will be ensured by a knowledge-driven data mining assistant, which will rely on a data mining ontology and knowledge base to plan the mining process and propose ranked workflows for a given application problem. Extensive e-lab monitoring facilities will automate the accumulation of experimental meta-data to support replication and comparison of data mining experiments. These meta-data will be used by a meta-miner, which will combine probabilistic reasoning with kernel-based learning from complex structures to incrementally improve the assistant's workflow recommendations.

e-LICO will be showcased in two pilot application areas: systems biology and digital multimedia repositories.




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