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Markov logic networks
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Experiments with a real-world database and knowledge base in a university domain illustrate the promise of this approach to combining first-order logic and probabilistic graphical models in a single representation. Expand
Mining high-speed data streams
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This paper describes and evaluates VFDT, an anytime system that builds decision trees using constant memory and constant time per example, and applies it to mining the continuous stream of Web access data from the whole University of Washington main campus. Expand
Mining the network value of customers
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It is proposed to model also the customer's network value: the expected profit from sales to other customers she may influence to buy, the customers those may influence, and so on recursively, taking advantage of the availability of large relevant databases. Expand
On the Optimality of the Simple Bayesian Classifier under Zero-One Loss
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The Bayesian classifier is shown to be optimal for learning conjunctions and disjunctions, even though they violate the independence assumption, and will often outperform more powerful classifiers for common training set sizes and numbers of attributes, even if its bias is a priori much less appropriate to the domain. Expand
Mining time-changing data streams
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An efficient algorithm for mining decision trees from continuously-changing data streams, based on the ultra-fast VFDT decision tree learner is proposed, called CVFDT, which stays current while making the most of old data by growing an alternative subtree whenever an old one becomes questionable, and replacing the old with the new when the new becomes more accurate. Expand
MetaCost: a general method for making classifiers cost-sensitive
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A principled method for making an arbitrary classifier cost-sensitive by wrapping a cost-minimizing procedure around it is proposed, called MetaCost, which treats the underlying classifier as a black box, requiring no knowledge of its functioning or change to it. Expand
Sum-product networks: A new deep architecture
The key limiting factor in graphical model inference and learning is the complexity of the partition function. We thus ask the question: what are the most general conditions under which the partitionExpand
A few useful things to know about machine learning
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Tapping into the "folk knowledge" needed to advance machine learning applications is a natural next step in the development of artificial intelligence systems. Expand
Mining knowledge-sharing sites for viral marketing
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This research optimize the amount of marketing funds spent on each customer, rather than just making a binary decision on whether to market to him, and takes into account the fact that knowledge of the network is partial, and that gathering that knowledge can itself have a cost. Expand
Markov Logic: An Interface Layer for Artificial Intelligence
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Most subfields of computer science have an interface layer via which applications communicate with the infrastructure, and this is key to their success, but this interface layer has been missing in AI. Expand
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