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Science agency seeks place at 'cutting edge' of data mining

The National Science Foundation funds research “right at the cutting edge of discovery,” Director Rita Colwell said in a recent interview. So it is only fitting that the foundation announced on Friday that it is funding eight projects that go beyond the technologies currently being developed to mine large amounts of data. The projects are being supplemented by $4 million over two years as part of the Management of Knowledge Intensive Dynamic Systems (MKIDS) program, which is part of NSF’s charter to support science and engineering research related to national security. “The systems envisioned by the MKIDS program go beyond even today’s leading-edge data-mining systems, which attempt to monitor vast streams of data and pinpoint events of interest,” the agency said in a release. Full Story

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