A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR


IEEE Intelligent Systems, May /June 2009, pp. 2–4

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Beyond X 2.0: Where Should We Go?

By Fei-Yue Wang

Data mining methods are critical to the era of Web 2.0 and beyond, where people act as data-mining-driven agents or conduct agent-driven data mining. Our special issue on agents and data mining covers key research topics, applications, and resources relating to agent mining research and development. This emerging field could make Web 2.0 even more effective and useful.

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