Local soft belief updating for relational classification

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We introduce local soft belief updating, a new heuristic for taking into account relations that exist between entities in a database. Our idea applies Pearl's belief updating, but only in the first-order neighborhood of each node, thus avoiding any problems with loops. We apply our method to a classification problem using a subset of the Cora database of computer science articles, with Cora's citation graph giving the relations between entities. © 2008 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

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Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

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