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Extending Databases to Precision-Controlled Retrieval of Qualitative Information

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Extending Databases to Precision-Controlled Retrieval of Qualitative Information
A hierarchy is an arrangement of qualitative values in a tree with certain properties. Hierarchies allow to define the confusion conf(r, s) in using qualitative value r instead of the intended or correct value s. From here, “predicate P holds for object o”, written P(o), is generalized to “P holds for o within confusion ε”, written Pε(o). These precision-controlled predicates are useful to retrieve approximate answers, where the error (confusion) is known. The predicates are implemented through an extended SQL that uses confusion to retrieve information from a database. We show how to extend any database for precision-controlled retrieval. Limiting the total error is also useful, and this is achieved by predicate P ε . Examples are given.
Victor-Polo de Gyves, Adolfo Guzmán-Arenas,
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Type Conference
Year 2005
Where ISSADS
Authors Victor-Polo de Gyves, Adolfo Guzmán-Arenas, Serguei Levachkine
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