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Noise Resistant Multidimensional Data Fusion via Quasi-Cliques on Hypergraphs
  • Alejandro Alvarez-Ayllon ,
  • Manuel Palomo-duarte ,
  • Juan Manuel Dodero
Alejandro Alvarez-Ayllon
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Manuel Palomo-duarte
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Juan Manuel Dodero
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Published in IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing 
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Cross-matching data stored on separate files is an everyday activity in the scientific domain. However sometimes the relation between attributes may not be obvious. The discovery of foreign keys on relational databases is a similar problem. Thus techniques devised for this problem can be adapted. Nonetheless, given the different nature of the data, which can be subject to uncertainty, this adaptation is not trivial.
This paper firstly introduces the concept of Equally-Distributed Dependencies, which is similar to the Inclusion Dependencies from the relational domain. We describe a correspondence in order to bridge existing ideas. We then propose PresQ: a new algorithm based on the search of maximal quasi-cliques on hyper-graphs to make it more robust to the nature of uncertain numerical data. This algorithm has been tested on three public datasets, showing promising results both in its capacity to find multidimensional equally-distributed sets of attributes and in run-time.