Epidemiology is an observational science that concerns itself with finding and explaining patterns of health and disease in populations, usually of humans, but also populations of animals, insects and plants. Data mining is an active area of research interested in finding algorithms for describing latent patterns in often very large data sets. This Working Group had the objective of fostering collaboration between these two disciplines. In March of 2004 it organized a two-day meeting at DIMACS to bring these two groups together in a format designed to initiate such collaborations.
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