Issue No.05 - October (1995 vol.7)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/69.469834
<p><it>Abstract</it>—An important structuring mechanism for knowledge bases is building an inheritance hierarchy of classes based on the content of their knowledge objects. This hierarchy facilitates group-related processing tasks such as answering set queries, discriminating between objects, finding similarities among objects, etc. Building this hierarchy is a difficult task for the knowledge engineer. Conceptual clustering may be used to automate or assist the engineer in the creation of such a classification structure. This article introduces a new conceptual clustering method which addresses the problem of clustering large amounts of structured objects. The conditions under which the method is applicable are discussed.</p>
Conceptual clustering, data structures, knowledge bases, knowledge indexing, machine learning.
Guy W. Mineau, Robert Godin, "Automatic Structuring of Knowledge Bases by Conceptual Clustering", IEEE Transactions on Knowledge & Data Engineering, vol.7, no. 5, pp. 824-829, October 1995, doi:10.1109/69.469834