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Seventh IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops (ICDMW 2007) (2007)
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Oct. 28, 2007 to Oct. 31, 2007
ISBN: 0-7695-3033-8
pp: 501-506
The convergence of embedded sensor systems and stream query processing suggests an important role for database techniques, in managing data that only partially ? and of- ten inaccurately ? capture the state of the world. Reasoning about uncertainty as a first class citizen, inside a database system, becomes an increasingly important operation for processing non deterministic data. An essential step for such an approach lies in the choice of the appropriate un- certainty model, that captures the probabilistic information in the data, both accurately and at the right semantic de- tail level. This paper introduces Hierarchical First-Order Graphical Models (HFGMs), an intuitive and economical representation of the data correlations stored in a Proba- bilistic Data Management system, in a hierarchical setting. HFGM semantics allow for an efficient summarization of the probabilistic model that can be induced from a dataset at various levels of granularity, effectively controlling the trade-off of the model's complexity vs its accuracy.

E. Michelakis, D. Z. Wang, M. Garofalakis and J. M. Hellerstein, "Granularity Conscious Modeling for Probabilistic Databases," Seventh IEEE International Conference on Data Mining Workshops (ICDMW 2007)(ICDMW), Omaha, Nebraska, USA, 2007, pp. 501-506.
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