Automated knowledge acquisition for Prospector-like expert systems
The method for automatic knowledge acquisition from categorical data is explained. Empirical implications are generated from data according to their frequencies. Only those of them are inserted to created knowledge base whose validity in data statistically significantly differs from the weight composed by the Prospector like inference mechanism from the weights of the implications already present in the base. A comparison with classical machine learning algorithms is discussed. The method is implemented as a part of the Knowledge EXplorer system.
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