The Data Mining and Knowledge Management Laboratory is a research laboratory within the Department of Information Technologies at Åbo Akademi University. It also belongs to the Turku Centre for Computer Science (TUCS). The laboratory members have a background within management science, accounting and information systems. The mission of the laboratory is to research efficient and effective methods for managing large amounts of data in different kinds of organizations.
The amount of data and text has increased considerably during the last ten years and we are already talking about a future data amount of yotta bytes on the Internet. Today, many organizations struggle with vast amounts of data. Worldwide, computers have turned into massive data tombs. We can capture and store data, but it has become difficult to utilize it effectively and efficiently.
Our overall research goal is to search for, find and systematize knowledge in very large sets of data using data- and text mining, so that organizations can use this knowledge in decision making.
Systematizing knowledge using data and in particular text mining is new and demanding. We focus on the following application areas
Other areas of interest are:
Barbro Back, Professor
Tomas Eklund, ED, Docent