Effective Rule Induction from Molecular Structures Represented by Labeled Graphs

Susanne Hoche, Tamas Horváth, Stefan Wrobel

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Acyclic conjunctive queries form a polynomially evaluable fragment of definite nonrecursive first-order Horn clauses. Labeled graphs, a special class of relational structures, provide a natural way for representing chemical compounds. We propose an algorithm specific to learning acyclic conjunctive queries predicting certain properties of molecules represented by labeled graphs. To compensate for the reduced expressive power of the hypothesis language and thus the potential decrease in classification accuracy, we combine acyclic conjunctive queries with constrained confidence-rated boosting. Preliminary experimental results indicate the potential of the method for problems involving labeled graphs.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2003
Event1st International Workshop on Mining Graphs, Trees and Sequences - Cavtat-Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 22 Sep 200323 Sep 2003


Workshop1st International Workshop on Mining Graphs, Trees and Sequences
Abbreviated titleMGTS-2003

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