Foundations and Discovery of Operational Definitions

  title={Foundations and Discovery of Operational Definitions},
  author={Jan M. Zytkow and Zbigniew W. Ras},
Empirical equations and rules are important classes of regularities that can be discovered in databases. We concentrate on their role as deenitions of attribute values. Such deenitions can be used in many w ays in a single database and for transfer of knowledge between databases. We analyze quests for deenitions of an attribute in a given database. A quest triggers a discovery mechanism that specializes in searching recursively a system of databases and returns a set of partial deenitions. We i… CONTINUE READING