The Insurance Company (TIC) Benchmark
Can you predict who would be interested in buying a caravan insurance policy and give an explanation why?
The following results are available:
The CoIL Challenge 2000 (the official
The CoIL Challenge was a datamining competition organized by the the Computational Intelligence and Learning Cluster, a network of excellence sponsored by the EU. It was held in the period of March-May 2000, in total 43 solutions were submitted. Winners were Charles Elkan for the prediction task and Nick Street and YongSeog Kim for the description task.
|To learn more about the CoIL Challenge,
Please quote this reference to refer to the TIC Benchmark / CoiL Challenge 2000 data:
The Benelearn-99 Competition
Competition homepage at SWI, University of Amsterdam. Note: this is an adapted version of the CoIL Challenge, the 'official' format.
Reference: P. van der Putten and M. van Someren (eds). The Benelearn 1999 Competition. SWI, University of Amsterdam, November 2, 1999.
- An interesting position paper by Charles Elkan: Magical Thinking in Data Mining: Lessons From CoIL Challenge 2000 (postscript) (pdf). Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD'01).
- TIC Lab Session, Data Mining Course, Dept. of Computer Science, Central Washington University
- "UI management sciences team wins data mining competition", Press Release University of Iowa, Henry B. Tippie College of Business
- TIC Data Set Listing on www.kdnet.org, KDNet
- SQL, Data Mining, & Genetic Programming, an article by Brian Conolly on applying GA's in SQL to the TIC case. Dr. Dobb's Journal, April 2004.
If you obtain results, e.g. by using the benchmark in lab sessions, I would be very interested to add a link to papers describing approaches and solutions.
Peter van der Putten (pvdputten-at-hotmail.com; back to my homepage)