Advances in Mining Graphs, Trees and Sequences
- De Raedt, L., Washio, T., Kok, J.N.
- Pub. date
- June 2005
- softcover (reprinted 2006)
- 124 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
- ISBN print
- Artificial Intelligence, Computer & Communication Sciences, Computer Science
Ever since the early days of machine learning and data mining, it has been realized that the traditional attribute-value and item-set representations are too limited for many practical applications in domains such as chemistry, biology, network analysis and text mining. This has triggered a lot of research on mining and learning within alternative and more expressive representation formalisms such as computational logic, relational algebra, graphs, trees and sequences. The motivation for using graphs, trees and sequences is that they are 1) more expressive than flat representations, and 2) potentially more efficient than multi-relational learning and mining techniques. At the same time, the data structures of graphs, trees and sequences are among the best understood and most widely applied representations within computer science. Thus these representations offer ideal opportunities for developing interesting contributions in data mining and machine learning that are both theoretically well-founded and widely applicable. This book collects recent outstanding studies on mining and learning within graphs, trees and sequences in studies worldwide.