Inter-variable correlation prediction with fuzzy connected-triples

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Identification of hidden relationships between domain attributes from different data sources is of great practical significance and forms an emerging field in data mining. However, currently there seldom exist any systematic methods that can effectively handle this problem, especially when dealing with imprecisely described associations. In this paper, a novel data-driven approach for inter-variable correlation prediction is proposed by exploiting the concept of connected-triples. The work is implemented with the use of fuzzy logic. Through the exploitation of link strength measurements and fuzzy inference, the job of detecting similar or related variables can be accomplished via examining link relation patterns within and across different data sources. Empirical evaluation results are discussed, revealing the potential of the proposed work in predicting interesting attribute relations, while involving simple computation mechanisms
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7059-7072
Number of pages14
JournalSoft Computing
Issue number21
Early online date01 Aug 2018
Publication statusPublished - 01 Nov 2018


  • Connected-triple
  • Fuzzy inference
  • Inter-variable correlation
  • Link prediction


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