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Formal Concept Analysis

Foundations and Applications

  • Bernhard Ganter
  • Gerd Stumme
  • Rudolf Wille

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3626)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 3626)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Foundations

  3. Applications

  4. Software Engineering

    1. Thomas Tilley, Richard Cole, Peter Becker, Peter Eklund
      Pages 250-271
    2. Gregor Snelting
      Pages 272-287
    3. Wolfgang Hesse, Thomas Tilley
      Pages 288-303
    4. Peter Becker, Joachim Hereth Correia
      Pages 324-348
  5. Back Matter

About this book


Formal concept analysis has been developed as a field of applied mathematics based on the mathematization of concept and concept hierarchy. It thereby allows us to mathematically represent, analyze, and construct conceptual structures. The formal concept analysis approach has been proven successful in a wide range of application fields.

This book constitutes a comprehensive and systematic presentation of the state of the art of formal concept analysis and its applications. The first part of the book is devoted to foundational and methodological topics. The contributions in the second part demonstrate how formal concept analysis is successfully used outside of mathematics, in linguistics, text retrieval, association rule mining, data analysis, and economics. The third part presents applications in software engineering.


Attribut Processing Tosca calculus concept algebra concept hierarchy concept lattices conceptual graphs contextual logics formal concept analysis formal knowledge representation information system linguistics logic modeling

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernhard Ganter
    • 1
  • Gerd Stumme
    • 2
  • Rudolf Wille
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of AlgebraUniversity of TechnologyDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Research Center L3SHannoverGermany
  3. 3.Fachbereich MathematikTechnische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadt

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