The 12th International Semantic Web Conference
and the 1st Australasian Semantic Web Conference
21-25 October 2013, Sydney, Australia

Explaining Clusters with Inductive Logic Programming and Linked Data

Ilaria Tiddi, Mathieu D'Aquin and Enrico Motta
Knowledge Discovery consists in discovering hidden regularities in large amounts of data using data mining techniques. The obtained patterns require an interpretation that is usually achieved using some background knowledge given by experts from several domains. On the other hand, the rise of Linked Data has increased the number of connected cross-disciplinary knowledge, in the form of RDF datasets, classes and relationships. Here we show how Linked Data can be used in an Inductive Logic Programming process, where they provide background knowledge for finding hypotheses regarding the unrevealed connections between items of a cluster. By using an example with clusters of books, we show how different Linked Data sources can be used to automatically generate rules giving an underlying explanation to such clusters.
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