This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming, ILP-99, held in Bled, Slovenia, in June 1999.
The 24 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 40 submissions. Also included are abstracts of three invited contributions. The papers address all current issues in inductive logic programming and inductive learning, from foundational and methodological issues to applications, e.g. in natural language processing, knowledge discovery, and data mining.
Table of ContentsI Invited Papers.- Probabilistic Relational Models.- Inductive Databases.- Some Elements of Machine Learning.- II Contributed Papers.- Refinement Operators Can Be (Weakly) Perfect.- Combining Divide-and-Conquer and Separate-and-Conquer for Efficient and Effective Rule Induction.- Refining Complete Hypotheses in ILP.- Acquiring Graphic Design Knowledge with Nonmonotonic Inductive Learning.- Morphosyntactic Tagging of Slovene Using Progol.- Experiments in Predicting Biodegradability.- 1BC: A First-Order Bayesian Classifier.- Sorted Downward Refinement: Building Background Knowledge into a Refinement Operator for Inductive Logic Programming.- A Strong Complete Schema for Inductive Functional Logic Programming.- Application of Different Learning Methods to Hungarian Part-of-Speech Tagging.- Combining LAPIS and WordNet for the Learning of LR Parsers with Optimal Semantic Constraints.- Learning Word Segmentation Rules for Tag Prediction.- Approximate ILP Rules by Backpropagation Neural Network: A Result on Thai Character Recognition.- Rule Evaluation Measures: A Unifying View.- Improving Part of Speech Disambiguation Rules by Adding Linguistic Knowledge.- On Sufficient Conditions for Learnability of Logic Programs from Positive Data.- A Bounded Search Space of Clausal Theories.- Discovering New Knowledge from Graph Data Using Inductive Logic Programming.- Analogical Prediction.- Generalizing Refinement Operators to Learn Prenex Conjunctive Normal Forms.- Theory Recovery.- Instance based function learning.- Some Properties of Inverse Resolution in Normal Logic Programs.- An Assessment of ILP-assisted models for toxicology and the PTE-3 experiment.