Classification in Feature-based Default Inheritance Hierarchies

@article{Light1993ClassificationIF,
  title={Classification in Feature-based Default Inheritance Hierarchies},
  author={Marc Light},
  journal={CoRR},
  year={1993},
  volume={cmp-lg/9606004}
}
When one works with a system that utilizes inheritance hierarchies the following problem often arises. A new object is introduced and it must be integrated into a hierarchy; under which classes in the hierarchy should the new object be positioned? In this paper, I formalize this problem for feature-based default inheritance hierarchies. Since it turns out to be NP-complete, I present an approximation algorithm for it. I show that this algorithm is efficient and look at some of the possible… CONTINUE READING
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