Extraction of domain knowledge from databases based on rough set theory

Sh Tsumoto, H. Tanaka

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Abstract

Automated knowledge acquisition is an important research area to solve the bottleneck problem in developing expert systems. For this purpose, there have been proposed several methods of inductive learning, such as induction of decision tress, AQ method, and neural networks. However, most of the approaches focus on inducing rules which classify cases correctly. On the contrary, medical experts also learn other information which is important for medical diagnostic procedures from databases. In this paper, a rule-induction system, called PRIMEROSE3 (Probabilistic Rule Induction Method based on Rough Sets version 3.0), is introduced. This program first analyzes the statistical characteristics of attribute-value pairs from training samples, then determines what kind of diagnosing model can be applied to these training samples. Finally it extracts domain knowledge needed for other diagnostic procedures, based on a selected diagnosing model. PRIMEROSE3 is evaluated on clinical databases on headache, and the induced results are compared with domain knowledge acquired from medical experts. The experimental results show that our proposed method correctly not only selects a diagnosing model, but also extracts domain knowledge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages748-754
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Dec 1
EventProceedings of the 1996 5th IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems. Part 3 (of 3) - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: 1996 Sep 81996 Sep 11

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1996 5th IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems. Part 3 (of 3)
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA
Period96/9/896/9/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Applied Mathematics

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