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Modelling Memory Requirement with Normal Symbolic Form

  • Marc Csernel
  • Francisco A. T. de Carvalho
Part of the Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization book series (STUDIES CLASS)

Abstract

Symbolic objects can deal with domain knowledge expressed by dependency rules between variables. However taking into account this rules in order to analyze symbolic data can lead to exponential computation time. It’s why we introduced an approach called Normal Symbolic Form (NSF) which lead to a polynomial computation time, but may sometimes bring about an exponential explosion of space memory requirement. In a previous paper we studied this possible memory requirement and we saw how it is bounded according to the nature of the variables and rules. The aim of this paper is to model this memory space requirement. The proposed modelling of this problem is related to the Maxwell-Boltzmann statistics currently used on thermodynamics.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc Csernel
    • 1
  • Francisco A. T. de Carvalho
    • 2
  1. 1.Rocquencourt, Domaine de Voluceau — RocquencourtINRIALe Chesnay CedexFrance
  2. 2.Centro de Informatica — CIn / UFPERecifeBrasil

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