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A computer implemented method, computer program product, and data processing system for performing analysis on a plurality of data stored in a database. In an illustrative method, a first cohort is generated from the plurality of data. An optimal control cohort is generated from the plurality of data. Generating is performed based on the first cohort and at least one constraint, and a mathematical process is used to derive the optimal control cohort. A first inference is generated based on a comparison of the first cohort to the optimal control cohort, wherein the first inference is absent from the database. In an illustrative example, the first inference is stored.

Title
System and method for the longitudinal analysis of education outcomes using cohort life cycles, cluster analytics-based cohort analysis, and probabilistic data schemas
Application Number
11/874382
Publication Number
7930262 (B2)
Application Date
October 18, 2007
Publication Date
April 19, 2011
Inventor
Anthony W Young
Sicklerville
NJ, US
James R Kraemer
Santa Fe
NM, US
Jay A Goodwyn
Orchard Park
NY, US
Robert R Friedlander
Southbury
CT, US
Agent
John R Pivnichny
Yee & Associates P C
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
G06N 5/02
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