This edited book contains articles accepted for presentation during the conference "Intelligent Information Systems 2005 (IIS 2005) - New Trends in Intelligent Information Processing and Web Mining" held in Gdansk, Poland, on June 13-16, 2005. Special attention is devoted to the newest developments in the areas of Artificial Immune Systems, Search engines, Computational Linguistics and Knowledge Discovery. The focus of this book is also on new computing paradigms including biologically motivated methods, quantum computing, DNA computing, advanced data analysis, new machine learning paradigms, reasoning technologies, natural language processing and new optimization techniques.
The international conference Intelligent Information Processing and Web Mining IIS:IIPWM’05, organized in Gdańsk-Sobieszewo on 13–16th June, 2005, was a continuation of a long tradition of conferences on applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Information Systems (IS), organized by the Institute of Computer Science of Polish Academy of Sciences in cooperation with other scientific and business institutions.
The Institute itself is deeply engaged in research both in AI and IS and many scientists view it as a leading institution both in fundamental and applied research in these areas in Poland. The originators of this conference series, Prof. M. Dąbrowski and Dr. M. Michalewicz had in 1992 a long-term goal of bringing together scientists and industry of different braches from Poland and abroad to achieve a creative synthesis. One can say that their dream has come to reality. Scientists from five continents made their submissions to this conference. A brief look at the affiliations makes international cooperation visible. The research papers have either a motivation in concrete applications or are off-springs of some practical requests. This volume presents the best papers carefully chosen from a large set of submissions (about 45%). At this point we would like to express our thanks to the members of Programme Committee for their excellent job. Also we are thankful to the organizers of the special sessions accompanying this conference: Jan Komorowski, Adam Przepiórkowski, Zbigniew W. Raś, Henryk Rybiński, Roman Świniarski, Alicja Wakulicz-Deja. But first of all we are deeply indebted the contributors to this volume and those whose papers were not qualified for publication for their hard research work that made this conference such an exciting event.