MASSON: Discovering Commonalities in Collection of Objects using Genetic Programming

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  author =       "Tae-Wan Ryu and Christoph F. Eick",
  title =        "MASSON: Discovering Commonalities in Collection of
                 Objects using Genetic Programming",
  booktitle =    "Genetic Programming 1996: Proceedings of the First
                 Annual Conference",
  editor =       "John R. Koza and David E. Goldberg and 
                 David B. Fogel and Rick L. Riolo",
  year =         "1996",
  month =        "28--31 " # jul,
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming",
  pages =        "200--208",
  address =      "Stanford University, CA, USA",
  publisher =    "MIT Press",
  URL =          " broken",
  size =         "9 pages",
  abstract =     "For the current flood of data, automatic tools for
                 searching or analyzing data are necessary, especially
                 for complex databases. Accordingly, knowledge discovery
                 in databases is getting more and more attention. This
                 paper centers on the problem of discovering the common
                 characteristics that are shared by a set of objects
                 belonging to an object-oriented database. In our
                 approach, commonalities within a set of objects are
                 described by object-oriented queries that compute this
                 set of objects. The paper discusses the architecture of
                 a knowledge discovery system, called MASSON, which
                 employs genetic programming to find such queries, and
                 presents an example run of the system to illustrate how
                 the system works; we will show how interesting queries
                 that describe commonalities within a set of objects are
                 automatically generated, modified, evaluated, and
                 selected; we will also discuss how the search for the
                 {"}best{"} query is conducted by the MASSON system.
                 Specific problems such as the generation of constants
                 in queries, how to cope with type violations and other
                 constraints when creating object-oriented queries, and
                 query evaluation are discussed in some detail.",
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  notes =        "GP-96",

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