Structure Learning via Parameter Learning

William Yang Wang, Kathryn Mazaitis, William W. Cohen
2014 Proceedings of the 23rd ACM International Conference on Conference on Information and Knowledge Management - CIKM '14  
A key challenge in information and knowledge management is to automatically discover the underlying structures and patterns from large collections of extracted information. This paper presents a novel structure-learning method for a new, scalable probabilistic logic called ProPPR. Our approach builds on the recent success of meta-interpretive learning methods in Inductive Logic Programming (ILP), and we further extends it to a framework that enables robust and efficient structure learning of
more » ... ture learning of logic programs on graphs: using an abductive second-order probabilistic logic, we show how first-order theories can be automatically generated via parameter learning. To learn better theories, we then propose an iterated structural gradient approach that incrementally refines the hypothesized space of learned firstorder structures. In experiments, we show that the proposed method further improves the results, outperforming competitive baselines such as Markov Logic Networks (MLNs) and FOIL on multiple datasets with various settings; and that the proposed approach can learn structures in a large knowledge base in a tractable fashion.
doi:10.1145/2661829.2662022 dblp:conf/cikm/WangMC14 fatcat:waltuvdfxfeh3huk6lssow52se