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Alexandrin Popescul and Lyle H. Ungar, "Cluster-based Concept Invention for Statistical Relational Learning", . August 2004.
We use clustering to derive new relations which augment database schema used in automatic generation of predictive features in statistical relational learning. Entities derived from clusters increase the expressivity of feature spaces by creating new first-class concepts which contribute to the creation of new features. For example, in CiteSeer, papers can be clustered based on words or citations giving "topics", and authors can be clustered based on documents they co-author giving "communities". Such cluster-derived concepts become part of more complex feature expressions. Out of the large number of generated features, those which improve predictive accuracy are kept in the model, as decided by statistical feature selection criteria. We present results demonstrating improved accuracy on two tasks, venue prediction and link prediction, using CiteSeer data.
Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms, Relational Learning, Clustering, Feature Generation
Date Posted: 15 May 2005
This document has been peer reviewed.