On a fuzzy querying and data mining interface. (English) Zbl 1249.68256

Summary: An interface is proposed that combines flexible (fuzzy) querying and data mining functionality. The point of departure is the fuzzy querying interface designed and implemented previously by the present authors. It makes it possible to formulate and execute, against a traditional (crisp) database, queries containing imprecisely specified conditions. Here, we discuss possibilities to extend it with some data mining features. More specifically, linguistic summarization of data (databases), as introduced by R. R. Yager [“On linguistic summaries of data”, in: Knowledge discovery in databases, Menlo Park, CA: AAAI Press; Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 347–363 (1991)], is advocated as an interesting extension of simple querying. The link between linguistic (fuzzy) data summaries and association rules is discussed and exploited.


68T37 Reasoning under uncertainty in the context of artificial intelligence
68P20 Information storage and retrieval of data
68T30 Knowledge representation
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