Towards a Conceptual Theory of Indistinguishable Objects

  • Karl Erich Wolff
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2961)


Based on the conceptual representation of objects in space and time as introduced in Temporal Concept Analysis first steps are done into the direction of a conceptual theory of “indistinguishable objects”. For that purpose a formal construction of “objects” from observed “phenomena” using their “genidentity” in conceptual transition systems is introduced. A conceptual representation of the German tale “The race between the hare and the hedgehog” is chosen as the leading example.


Actual Object Concept Lattice Conceptual Theory Transition Diagram Formal Concept Analysis 
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  • Karl Erich Wolff
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  1. 1.Mathematics and Science FacultyDarmstadt University of Applied SciencesDarmstadtGermany

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