A knowledge acquisition tool for multi-perspective concept formation

  • João José Furtado Vasco
  • Colette Faucher
  • Eugène Chouraqui
Data Mining
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1076)


In this paper, we describe an architecture for helping in the construction of concept hierarchies. This architecture is based on machine learning and on cognitive psychology studies in concept formation. Our basic assumption is that concept formation should be considered as a goal-driven, context-dependent process and, therefore, that the hierarchical organization of concepts should be represented in different perspectives. The core of our architecture is a learning system that generates multi-perspective hierarchies. The evaluation of the architecture is realized from a perspective of both the comprehensibility and the prediction power of the generated knowledge.


Inference Rule Concept Formation Design Domain Prediction Power Concept Hierarchy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • João José Furtado Vasco
    • 1
  • Colette Faucher
    • 1
  • Eugène Chouraqui
    • 1
  1. 1.DIAM-IUSPIM - Université d'Aix Marseille III Av. Escadrille Normandie-NiemenMarseille Cedex 20France

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