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<p><b>Abstract</b>—The data-driven characteristic of Version Space works efficiently in memory even if the training set is enormous. However, the concept hierarchy of each attribute used to generalize/specialize the hypothesis of S/G-set is processed sequentially and instance-by-instance, which degrades its performance. As for ID3, the decision tree is generated from the order of attributes according to their entropies to reduce the number of attributes in some of the tree paths. Unlike Version Space, ID3 generates an extremely complex decision tree when the training set is enormous. Therefore, we propose a method, <it>AGE</it>, taking advantages of Version Space and ID3 to learn rules from object-oriented databases (OODB) with the least number of learning features according to the entropy. By simulations, we found the performance of our learning algorithm is better than both Version Space and ID3. Furthermore, <it>AGE</it>'s time complexity and space complexity are both linear to the number of training instances.</p>
Inductive learning, Version Space, ID3, entropy, object-oriented database.

Y. Huang and S. Lin, "An Efficient Inductive Learning Method for Object-Oriented Database Using Attribute Entropy," in IEEE Transactions on Knowledge & Data Engineering, vol. 8, no. , pp. 946-951, 1996.
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