Logical and Relational Learning

  • Luc De Raedt

Part of the Cognitive Technologies book series (COGTECH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 351-387

About this book


This textbook covers logical and relational learning in depth, and hence provides an introduction to inductive logic programming (ILP), multirelational data mining (MRDM) and (statistical) relational learning (SRL). These subfields of data mining and machine learning are concerned with the analysis of complex and structured data sets that arise in numerous applications, such as bio- and chemoinformatics, network analysis, Web mining, natural language processing, within the rich representations offered by relational databases and computational logic.

The author introduces the machine learning and representational foundations of the field and explains some important techniques in detail by using some of the classic case studies centered around well-known logical and relational systems.

The book is suitable for use in graduate courses and should be of interest to graduate students and researchers in computer science, databases and artificial intelligence, as well as practitioners of data mining and machine learning. It contains numerous figures and exercises, and slides are available for many chapters.


artificial intelligence data mining database intelligence learning machine learning programming relational database web mining

Editors and affiliations

  • Luc De Raedt
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  1. 1.Dept. of Computer ScienceKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenCelestijnenlaan 200ABelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-20040-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68856-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1611-2482
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