This network, supported by FWO-Vlaanderen, is coordinated at the V.U.B. (Computational Modelling group) and also involves other research groups at K.U.Leuven (ESAT-SISTA/COSIC/DOCARCH), Univ. of Antwerp (Language Technology Group), Ghent University (KERMIT/Plant Systems Biology), Univ. of Bristol (Computer Science), Jozef Stefan Institute Ljubljana (Dept. of Intelligent Systems). The purpose of the network is to foster cooperation between different groups working on machine learning and related methods, and promote the application of such methods in data mining and its application domains (with a specific interest in language processing and bio-informatics).