Finding a pattern, or a set of patterns that best characterizes a set of strings is considered important in the context of Knowledge Discovery as applied in Molecular Biology. Our main objective is to address the problem of "over-generalization", which is the phenomenon that a characterization is so general that it potentially includes many incorrect examples. To overcome this we formally define a criteria for a most fitting language for a set of strings, via a natural notion of density. We show how the problem can be solved by solving the membership problem and counting problem, and we study the runtime complexities of the problem with respect to three solution spaces derived from unions of the languages generated from fixed-length substring patterns. Two of these we show to be solvable in time polynomial to the input size. In the third case, however, the problem turns out to be NP-complete.
|ジャーナル||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
|出版物ステータス||出版済み - 10 24 2005|
|イベント||11th Annual International Conference on Computing and Combinatorics, COCOON 2005 - Kunming, 中国|
継続期間: 8 16 2005 → 8 29 2005
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Theoretical Computer Science
- Computer Science(all)