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Chance Discovery

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  • © 2003


  • Very first book in a new research area
  • Offers both theoretical background and real-world applications
  • Author Ohsawa is "founder" of this research area
  • Includes supplementary material:

Part of the book series: Advanced Information Processing (AIP)

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Chance discovery means discovering chances - the breaking points in systems, the marketing windows in business, etc. It involves determining the significance of some piece of information about an event and then using this new knowledge in decision making. The techniques developed combine data mining methods for finding rare but important events with knowledge management, groupware, and social psychology. The reader will find many applications, such as finding information on the Internet, recognizing changes in customer behavior, detecting the first signs of an imminent earthquake, etc.

This first book dedicated to chance discovery covers the state of the art in the theory and methods and examines typical scenarios, and it thus appeals to researchers working on new techniques and algorithms and also to professionals dealing with real-world applications.

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Table of contents (25 chapters)

  1. Chance Discovery in the Complex Real World

  2. Key 1 — Communications for Chance Discovery

  3. Key 2 — Perceptions for Context Shifting

Editors and Affiliations

  • Graduate School of Business Sciences, University of Tsukuba, GSSM, University of Tsukuba, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

    Yukio Ohsawa

  • Agent Applications, Research and Technology (Agent ART) Group, Department of Computer Science, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

    Peter McBurney

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