Accession Number:

ADA445756

Title:

Computationally Tractable, Conceptually Plausible Classes of Link Matrices for the Inquery Inference Network

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

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Report Date:

1996-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

This paper presents the PIC matrices, a computationally efficient subclass of link matrices that may be considered for the interpretation of query operators in the INQUERY inference network. The PIC class of matrices is formally defined a defined 0nexp 2 algorithm, PIC-EVAL, is presented for the evaluation of members of this class and a proof of the correctness of the algorithm is given. A further specalization of this class that can be evaluated even more efficiently is discussed. Finally, a generalization of the PIC class, for which the input probabilities may be viewed as weighted, is defined, and a simple modification of the PIC-EVAL algorithm that allows for the evaluation of matrices of this extended class is given.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE