Summary of the 15th Discovery Challenge: Recommending Given Names

, , , , and . 15th Discovery Challenge of the European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases, ECML PKDD 2013, Prague, Czech Republic - October 27, 2013. Proceedings, 1120, page 7-24. Aachen, Germany, CEUR-WS, (2014)


The 15th ECML PKDD Discovery Challenge centered around the recommendation of given names. Participants of the challenge implemented algorithms that were tested both offline - on data collected by the name search engine Nameling - and online within Nameling. Here, we describe both tasks in detail and discuss the publicly available datasets. We motivate and explain the chosen evaluation of the challenge, and we summarize the different approaches applied to the name recommendation tasks. Finally, we present the rankings and winners of the offline and the online phase.

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