Mining Associations in Text in the Presence of Background Knowledge

Ronen Feldman, Haym Hirsh

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Abstract

This paper describes the FACT system for knowledge discovery from text. It discovers associations - patterns of co-occurrence -amongst keywords labeling the items in a collection of textual documents. In addition, FACT is able to use background knowledge about the keywords labeling the documents in its discovery process. FACT takes a query-centered view of knowledge discovery, in which a discovery request is viewed as a query over the implicit set of possible results supported by a collection of documents, and where background knowledge is used to specify constraints on the desired results of this query process. Execution of a knowledge-discovery query is structured so that these background-knowledge constraints can be exploited in the search for possible results. Finally, rather than requiring a user to specify an explicit query expression in the knowledge-discovery query language, FACT presents the user with a simple-to-use graphical interface to the query language, with the language providing a well-defined semantics for the discovery actions performed by a user through the interface.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2nd International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, KDD 1996
EditorsEvangelos Simoudis, Jiawei Han, Usama M. Fayyad
PublisherAAAI Press
Pages343-346
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)1577350049, 9781577350040
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, KDD 1996 - Portland, United States
Duration: 2 Aug 19964 Aug 1996

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2nd International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, KDD 1996

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining, KDD 1996
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPortland
Period2/08/964/08/96

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© 1996 AAAI (www.aaai.org). All Rights Reserved.

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