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dc.contributor.advisorRamesh, Balasubramaniam
dc.contributor.advisorGates, William R.
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Steven Lee
dc.contributor.authorAl-Mahmood, Mohammed A.
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-23T22:02:21Z
dc.date.available2013-01-23T22:02:21Z
dc.date.issued1996-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/26608
dc.description.abstractDramatic growth in database technology has outpaced the ability to analyze the information stored in databases for new knowledge and has created an increasing potential for the loss of undiscovered knowledge. This potential gains for such knowledge discovery are particularly large in the Department of Defense where millions of transactions, from maintenance to medical information, are recorded yearly. Due to the limitations of traditional knowledge discovery methods in analyzing this data, there is a growing need to utilize new knowledge discovery methods to glean knowledge from vast databases. This research compares a new knowledge discovery approach using a genetic program (GP) developed at the Naval Postgraduate School that produces data associations expressed as IF X THEN Y rules. In determining validity of this GP approach, the program is compared to traditional statistical and inductive methods of knowledge discovery. Results of this comparison indicate the viability of using a GP approach in knowledge discovery by three findings. First, the GP discovered interesting patterns from the data set. Second, the GP discovered new relationships not uncovered by the traditional methods. Third, the GP demonstrated a greater ability to focus the knowledge discovery search towards particular relationships, such as producing exact or general rulesen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/knowledgediscove1094526608
dc.format.extent78 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleKnowledge discovery using genetic programmingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.schoolNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentInformation Technology Management
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, Bahrain Defense Forceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Information Technology Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineInformation Technology Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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