My major is not linguistics but I found some interesting references for you.
Aoki introduces a few types of classification of transitive/intransitive verbs in Japanese.
The first classification is written by Kuginuki. It says there are 3 patterns of transitive/intransitive verb pairs.
Depending on the type of conjugation (第Ⅰ群形式)
知る (四段活用 is an ...