Paul Compton

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A methodology forthe modeling of large data sets is described which results in rule sets having minimal inter-rule interactions, and being simply maintained. An algorithm for developing such rule sets automatically is described and its efficacy shown with standard test data sets. Comparative studies of manual and automatic modeling of a data set of some(More)
Knowledge engineering, obtaining knowledge from experts and incorporating it into expert systems is difficult and time consuming. We suggest that these difficulties arise because experts never report on how they reach a decision, rather they justify why the decision is correct. These justifications vary markedly with the context in which they are required,(More)
Predicting people who other people may like has recently become an important task in many online social networks. Traditional collaborative filtering (CF) approaches are popular in recommender systems to effectively predict user preferences for items. One major problem in CF is computing similarity between users or items. Traditional CF methods often use(More)
Predicting people other people may like has recently become an important task in many online social networks. Traditional collaborative filtering approaches are popular in recommender systems to effectively predict user preferences for items. However, in online social networks people have a dual role as both “users” and “items”, e.g., both initiating and(More)
This paper suggests that a distinction between knowledge acquisition methods should be made. On the one hand there are methods which aim to help the expert and knowledge engineer analyse what knowledge is involved in solving a particular type of problem and how this problem solving is carried out. These methods are concerned with classifying the different(More)
Link prediction is a key technique in many applications in social networks, where potential links between entities need to be predicted. Conventional link prediction techniques deal with either homogeneous entities, e.g., people to people, item to item links, or non-reciprocal relationships, e.g., people to item links. However, a challenging problem in link(More)