Maximum average weight ideal problems in ordered sets arise from modeling variants of the investment problem and, in particular, learning problems in the context of concepts with tree-structured attributes in artificial intelligence. Similarly, trying to construct tests with high reliability leads to a nontrivial maximum average weight ideal problem. This paper investigates the computational complexity and shows that the general problem is NP-complete. Important special cases (e.g., finding rooted subtrees of maximal average weight), however, can be handled with efficient algorithms.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|