VML: A View Modeling Language for computational knowledge discovery

Hideo Bannai, Yoshinori Tamada, Osamu Maruyama, Satoru Miyano

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We present the concept of a functional programming language called VML (View Modeling Language), providing facilities to increase the efficiency of the iterative, trial-and-error cycle which frequently appears in any knowledge discovery process. In VML, functions can be specified so that returning values implicitly “remember”, with a special internal representation, that it was calculated from the corresponding function. VML also provides facilities for “matching” the remembered representation so that one can easily obtain, from a given value, the functions and/or parameters used to create the value. Further, we describe, as VML programs, successful knowledge discovery tasks which we have actually experienced in the biological domain, and argue that computational knowledge discovery experiments can be efficiently developed and conducted using this language.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiscovery Science - 4th International Conference, DS 2001, Proceedings
EditorsKlaus P. Jantke, Ayumi Shinohara
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783540429562
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event4th International Conference on Discovery Science, DS 2001 - Washington, United States
Duration: Nov 25 2001Nov 28 2001

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other4th International Conference on Discovery Science, DS 2001
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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