KDD-Cup 2004: results and analysis

  title={KDD-Cup 2004: results and analysis},
  author={Rich Caruana and Thorsten Joachims and Lars Backstrom},
  journal={SIGKDD Explorations},
This paper summarizes and analyzes the results of the 2004 KDD-Cup. The competition consisted of two tasks from the areas of particle physics and protein homology detection. It focused on the problem of optimizing supervised learning to different performance measures (accuracy, cross-entropy, ROC area, SLAC-Q, squared error, average precision, top 1, and rank of last). A total of 102 groups participated in the competition, 6 of which received awards or honorable mentions. Their approaches are… CONTINUE READING