|Title||Generalizing Programs via Subsumption|
|Publication Type||Journal Papers|
|Year of Publication||2003|
|Authors||Gutiérrez-Naranjo, M. A., Alonso-Jiménez J. A., & Borrego-Díaz J.|
|Journal Title||Lecture Notes in Computer Science|
In this paper we present a class of operators for Machine Learning based on Logic Programming which represents a characterization of the subsumption relation in the following sense: The clause C1 subsumes the clause C2 iff C1 can be reached from C2 by applying these operators. We give a formalization of the closeness among clauses based on these operators and an algorithm to compute it as well as a bound for a quick estimation. We extend the operator to programs and we also get a characterization of the subsumption between programs. Finally, a weak metric is presented to compute the closeness among programs based on subsumption.