Learning statistical models from relational data

TitleLearning statistical models from relational data
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsGetoor L, Mihalkova L
Conference NameProceedings of the 2011 international conference on Management of data
Date Published2011///
Conference LocationNew York, NY, USA
ISBN Number978-1-4503-0661-4
Keywordsmachine learning, probabilistic graphical models, statistical relational learning

Statistical Relational Learning (SRL) is a subarea of machine learning which combines elements from statistical and probabilistic modeling with languages which support structured data representations. In this survey, we will: 1) provide an introduction to SRL, 2) describe some of the distinguishing characteristics of SRL systems, including relational feature construction and collective classification, 3) describe three SRL systems in detail, 4) discuss applications of SRL techniques to important data management problems such as entity resolution, selectivity estimation, and information integration, and 5) discuss connections between SRL methods and existing database research such as probabilistic databases.