Work Package 8

Work Package 8: Knowledge Discovery for Evidence-based Policy Making

Leading partner: University of Nottingham (School of Computer Sciences), England, United Kingdom

This work package utilises existing data, and explores knowledge discovery on these data as well as on the research findings from other Work Packages, to establish a knowledge based methodology named Case Based Reasoning (CBR) and to facilitate analytical insights and informed governing of ‘policy problems’ identified and to model effective policy making on ALE/LLL programmes for vulnerable and under-presented young people in different types of participating EU countries of the consortium. The objectives of Work Package 8 are:

  • To conduct knowledge acquisition along with the other WPs in the consortium, to identify key attributes (indicators, benchmarks, variables and factors), in relation to different aspects and stages of policy making.
  • To establish knowledge representation based on the identified attributes, and conduct knowledge discovery on the reasoning of policy making by using data mining techniques.
  • To identify similarity measure which assesses similar cases stored in the knowledge base.