A Focus Area is an area of significant volume that connects multiple leading research teams. The ADS Focus Areas encompass:
A form of machine learning at the intersection of computer science, computational statistics and artificial intelligence that focuses on the design, implementation and evaluation of algorithms that allow computerised systems to derive complex models from incoming data.
Search engines are now being created that address search requests in an intelligent way. The theory behind search engines is being developed, leading to search engines that learn to adapt themselves online, while users are interacting with them.
Semantic technologies are an important tool in tackling the problem of data heterogeneity. Ontologies provide datamodels for semi-structured data, bridging the gap between fully structured database schemas on the one hand and unstructured data such as text on the other.