Views: Fundamental Building Blocks in the Process of Knowledge Discovery

Hideo Bannai, University of Tokyo, Japan; Yoshinori Tamada, Tokai University, Japan; Osamu Maruyama, Kyushu University, Japan; Kenta Nakai and Satoru Miyano, University of Tokyo, Japan

We present a novel approach to describe the knowledge discovery process, focusing on a generalized form of attribute called view. It is observed that the process of knowledge discovery can, in fact. be modeled as the design, generation, use, and evaluation of views, asserting that views are the fundamental building blocks in the discovery process. We realize these concepts as an object oriented class library and conduct computational knowledge discovery experiments on biological data. namely the characterization of N-terminal protein sorting signals, yielding significant results.

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