Organizing a network of databases using probabilistic reasoning

Mei-Ling Shyu, Shu Ching Chen, R. L. Kashayp

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Abstract

Due to the complexity of real-world applications, the number of databases and the volumes of data in databases have increased tremendously. With the explosive growth in the amount and complexity of data, how to effectively organize the databases and utilize the huge amount of data becomes important. For this purpose, a probabilistic network that organizes a network of databases and manages the data in the databases is proposed in this paper. Each database is represented as a node in the probabilistic network and the affinity relations of the databases are embedded in the proposed Markov model mediator (MMM) mechanism. Probabilistic reasoning technique is used to formulate and derive the probability distributions for an MMM. Once the probability distributions of each MMM are generated, a stochastic process is conducted to calculate the similarity measures for pairs of databases. The similarity measures are transformed into the branch probabilities of the probabilistic network. Then, the data in the database can be managed and utilized to allow user queries for database searching and information retrieval. An example is included to illustrate how to model each database into an MMM and how to organize the network of databases into a probabilistic network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
PublisherIEEE
Pages1990-1995
Number of pages6
Volume3
StatePublished - 2000
Event2000 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - Nashville, TN, USA
Duration: Oct 8 2000Oct 11 2000

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Other2000 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
CityNashville, TN, USA
Period10/8/0010/11/00

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Probability distributions
Random processes
Information retrieval

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Shyu, M-L., Chen, S. C., & Kashayp, R. L. (2000). Organizing a network of databases using probabilistic reasoning. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (Vol. 3, pp. 1990-1995). IEEE.

Organizing a network of databases using probabilistic reasoning. / Shyu, Mei-Ling; Chen, Shu Ching; Kashayp, R. L.

Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. Vol. 3 IEEE, 2000. p. 1990-1995.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Shyu, M-L, Chen, SC & Kashayp, RL 2000, Organizing a network of databases using probabilistic reasoning. in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. vol. 3, IEEE, pp. 1990-1995, 2000 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Nashville, TN, USA, 10/8/00.
Shyu M-L, Chen SC, Kashayp RL. Organizing a network of databases using probabilistic reasoning. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. Vol. 3. IEEE. 2000. p. 1990-1995
Shyu, Mei-Ling ; Chen, Shu Ching ; Kashayp, R. L. / Organizing a network of databases using probabilistic reasoning. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. Vol. 3 IEEE, 2000. pp. 1990-1995
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