1st Edition

Knowledge Integration Methods for Probabilistic Knowledge-based Systems

    202 Pages 15 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    202 Pages 15 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    Knowledge-based systems and solving knowledge integrating problems have seen a great surge of research activity in recent years. Knowledge Integration Methods provides a wide snapshot of building knowledge-based systems, inconsistency measures, methods for handling consistency, and methods for integrating knowledge bases. The book also provides the mathematical background to solving problems of restoring consistency and integrating probabilistic knowledge bases in the integrating process. The research results presented in the book can be applied in decision support systems, semantic web systems, multimedia information retrieval systems, medical imaging systems, cooperative information systems, and more. This text will be useful for computer science graduates and PhD students, in addition to researchers and readers working on knowledge management and ontology interpretation.

    1. Introduction

    2. Probabilistic Knowledge-based Systems

    3. Consistency Measures for Probabilistic Knowledge Bases

    4. Methods for Restoring Consistency in Probabilistic Knowledge Bases

    5. Distance-Based Methods for Integrating Probabilistic Knowledge Bases

    6. Value-based Method for Integrating Probabilistic Knowledge Bases

    7. Experiments and Applications

    8. Conclusions and Open Problems


    Van Tham Nguyen is currently PhD at Thuyloi University, Hanoi, Vietnam. He received his Ph.D. degree from VNU – University of Engineering and Technology in 2022. His scientific interests consist of collective intelligence, knowledge integration methods, inconsistent knowledge processing, and machine learning. He has published nine peer-reviewed papers in journals and conference proceedings.

    Ngoc Thanh Nguyen (Ph.D., D.Sc.) is a full professor and the Head of Applied Informatics Department at the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland. He is author or co-author of 6 books and over 450 papers.

    Trong Hieu Tran is currently an Associate Professor at VNU – University of Engineering and Technology. He received his dual Ph.D. degree from Wroclaw University of Technology (Poland) and Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) in 2013. His research interests include belief merging, multi-agent systems, data mining and machine learning. He is the author of 21 peer-reviewed papers in reputable journals and conferences.