Archived News

June 21, 2010 at 1:00pm

The results of this year's competition are now available! Congratulations to the winners and to all participants who made this year's KDD Cup such a success.
We will release the fact sheets that participants submitted in the near future. Look for these to be linked from the full results page.

June 7, 2010 at 1:00pm

(1) To be eligible for winning the KDD Cup or ranking in the standings, each team's leader must fill out a fact sheet and team composition form by June 14, 2010 at 11:59pm. Both pages are now accessible as links to the right after logging in.
(2) Only the last submission from your team counts. We state this in the Rules page but wanted to reiterate here.
(3) Given that we are small team, we cannot provide support for everyone up until the competition deadline. Our guarantee of support: contact us before the final 24 hours of the competition and we will get back to you.
(4) We've updated our FAQ with answers to 2 more questions.

May 13, 2010 at 3:30pm

The Rules page has been updated to state more clearly that if a person participates in multiple teams, those teams will be disqualified.

May 7, 2010 at 2pm

FAQ updates: descriptions of the challenge KC models, and some reasons as to why the number of steps for a problem often differs between students.

May 5, 2010 at 1pm

We've added a new section to the FAQ titled Known Noise in the Data. We do not intend to release new versions of the challenge data sets.

April 23, 2010 at 1pm

IBM Research has generously added $2000 in sponsorship.

April 23, 2010 at 1pm

Student prize amounts updated. See Rules page for more info.

April 23, 2010 at 1pm

Posted a .tar.gz version of the Challenge data sets on the Downloads page

April 22, 2010 at 1pm

Added SHA1 hashes to our FAQ for verifying the integrity of downloaded data sets. Also added an FAQ item describing row numbering changes in Challenge data sets.

April 20, 2010 at 3pm

Added a note to the Data Format page about row numbers in challenge files.

April 19, 2010 at 4:45pm

The challenge data sets are now available for download. Good luck!

April 19, 2010 at 1:45pm

It's almost 2pm EDT, but we're still preparing our challenge data sets for the competition. We will post an update here and send email when the data are ready for download, which will be by 5pm today.