© 1999

Formal Concept Analysis

Mathematical Foundations


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Bernhard Ganter, Rudolf Wille
    Pages 1-15
  3. Bernhard Ganter, Rudolf Wille
    Pages 17-61
  4. Bernhard Ganter, Rudolf Wille
    Pages 63-95
  5. Bernhard Ganter, Rudolf Wille
    Pages 97-128
  6. Bernhard Ganter, Rudolf Wille
    Pages 129-181
  7. Bernhard Ganter, Rudolf Wille
    Pages 183-217
  8. Bernhard Ganter, Rudolf Wille
    Pages 219-244
  9. Bernhard Ganter, Rudolf Wille
    Pages 245-269
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 271-284

About this book


This is the first textbook on formal concept analysis. It gives a systematic presentation of the mathematical foundations and their relations to applications in computer science, especially in data analysis and knowledge processing. Above all, it presents graphical methods for representing conceptual systems that have proved themselves in communicating knowledge. Theory and graphical representation are thus closely coupled together. The mathematical foundations are treated thoroughly and illuminated by means of numerous examples. Since computers are being used ever more widely for knowledge processing, formal methods for conceptual analysis are gaining in importance. This book makes the basic theory for such methods accessible in a compact form.


Datenanalyse Dokumentation Formale Begriffsanalyse Wissensverarbeitung calculus computer science data analysis documentation formal concept analysis knowledge processing

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Algebra, Fakultät für Mathematik und NaturwissenschaftenTechnische Universität DresdenDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Arbeitsgruppe Allgemeine Algebra Fachbereich MathematikTechnische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Formal Concept Analysis
  • Book Subtitle Mathematical Foundations
  • Authors Bernhard Ganter
    Rudolf Wille
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-62771-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-59830-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 284
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Information Storage and Retrieval
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