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Effective rule induction from labeled graphs

Tamas Horvath, Susanne Hoche, Stefan Wrobel, Effective rule induction from labeled graphs. Association for Computing Machinery: Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing : SAC 2006, April 23-27, 2006, Dijon, France, pp. 611–616. April 2006. No electronic version available. External information


Labeled graphs provide a natural way of representing objects and the way they are connected. They have various applications in different fields, such as for example in computational chemistry. They can be represented by relational structures and thus stored in relational databases. Acyclic conjunctive queries form a practically relevant fragment of database queries that can be evaluated in polynomial time. We propose a top-down induction algorithm for learning acyclic conjunctive queries from labeled graphs represented by relational structures. The algorithm allows the use of building blocks which depend on the particular application considered. To compensate for the reduced expressive power of the hypothesis language and thus the potential loss in predictive performance, we combine acyclic conjunctive queries with confidence-rated boosting. In the empirical evaluation of the method we show that it leads to excellent prediction accuracy on the domain of mutagenicity.

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