Incorporating Metadata into Data Mining with Ontology

Guoqi LI  Huanye SHENG  Xun FAN  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E90-D   No.6   pp.983-985
Publication Date: 2007/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1361
DOI: 10.1093/ietisy/e90-d.6.983
Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Data Mining
Keyword: 
data mining,  ontology,  database schema,  prior knowledge,  

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Summary: 
In this paper, we present a novel method to incorporate metadata into data mining. The method has many advantages. It can be completed automatically and is independent of a specific database. Firstly, we convert metadata into ontology. Then input a rule set to a reasoner, which supports rule-based inference over the ontology model. The outputs of the reasoner describe the prior knowledge in metadata. Finally, incorporate the prior knowledge into data mining.