J. Stefan Institute (http://www.ijs.si) (founded 1949) is a research organisation for pure and applied research in the natural sciences and technology. At present the Institute, totalling about 700, has a research staff of nearly 450: about 200 of them are post graduates temporarily employed while obtaining their degrees, almost 260 have doctorates, and 100 have permanent professorships or temporary teaching assignments at the Universities (Ljubljana and Maribor).
The Department of Intelligent Systems of the J. Stefan Institute (http://www-ai.ijs.si) consists of 25 researchers, the head of Department is Prof. Ivan Bratko. It was founded in 1979, initially as the Artificial Intelligence group. In the first ten years, the emphasis was on theoretical research that provided a solid background for later application projects.
The research work has been performed within projects funded within European research projects, as well as by the Ministry of Research and Technology of Slovenia. The following project were funded as European research projects: Sol-Eu-Net IST-1999-11495 (2000-2002), INCO Copernicus - Concede (1998-2000), INCO-Copernicus Information System for Employment Optimisation on Internet (1997-99), COST-258 The Naturalness of Synthetic Speech (1997-99), ESPRIT IV Network of Excellence in Evolutionary Computation (EvoNet) (1996-98), TELRI, Trans-European Language Infrastructure (1995-98), ESPRIT III and IV Network of Excellence in Computational Logic (1991-99) ESPRIT IV LTR Inductive Logic Programming II (1996-98), MULTEXT-EAST, Multilingual Texts and Corpora for Eastern and Central European Languages (1995-97), ESPRIT III and IV European Network of Excellence in Machine Learning (1992-97), ESPRIT III Basic Research Project Inductive Logic Programming (1992-95), PECO92 Inductive Logic Programming Pan-European Scientific Network (ILPNET) (1993-96), a Copernicus Network of Excellence in Inductive Logic Programming (ILPNet2) (1998-2001), COST-233 Prosody in Synthetic Speech (1989-95).
Description of staff involved in the project
Dr. Dunja Mladenic is the Slovenian representative in ENWISE STRATA ETAN Expert Group ”Promoting women scientists from the Central and Eastern European countries and the Baltic States to produce gender equality in science in the wider Europe. She co-ordinated the EU Fifth RTD Framework Programme project ”Data Mining and Decision Support for business competitiveness: A European virtual enterprise (Sol-Eu-Net)” involving 12 partners from 7 countries <http://soleunet.ijs.si/> (2000-2003). She is a member of the management board of the EU IST project ”The European Knowledge Discovery Network of Excellence (KDNet)” (2002-2004), and is also involved in the EU project ”A Forum for the Exchange of European Knowledge Management Expertise (KMForum)” (2001-2003) and the RTD project ”Natural Language Processing for Text Classification” for Microsoft Research, Ltd. (2000-2002). She has published several papers in peer-reviewed conferences and journals. She has served in the program committee of different international conferences, she co-organised several international conferences and workshops.
Marko Grobelnik is co-ordinating one of the work-packages in the European Research and Development project IST-1999-11495, and also intensively working on the other work-package involving development of Text and Web Mining applications. He is also involved in the EU project ”A Forum for the Exchange of European Knowledge Management Expertise (KMForum)” (2001-2003) and the RTD project ”Natural Language Processing for Text Classification” for Microsoft Research, Ltd. (2000-2002). He has published several papers in refereed conferences and journals. He has served in the program committee of different international conferences, he co-organised several international conferences and workshops.