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FCA in Knowledge Technologies: Experiences and Opportunities

  • Yannis Kalfoglou
  • Srinandan Dasmahapatra
  • Yun-Heh Chen-Burger
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2961)

Abstract

Managing knowledge is a difficult and slippery enterprise. A wide variety of technologies have to be invoked in providing support for knowledge requirements, ranging from the acquisition, modelling, maintenance, retrieval, reuse and publishing of knowledge. Any toolset capable of providing support for these would be valuable as its effects would percolate down to all the application domains structured around the domain representation. Given the generic structure of the lattice building algorithms in Formal Concept Analysis, we undertook a set of experiments to examine its potential utility in knowledge technologies. We elaborate on our experiences and speculate on the opportunities lying ahead for a larger uptake of Formal Concept Analysis approaches.

Keywords

Knowledge Technology Description Logic Conceptual Structure Concept Lattice Knowledge Modelling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yannis Kalfoglou
    • 1
  • Srinandan Dasmahapatra
    • 1
  • Yun-Heh Chen-Burger
    • 2
  1. 1.Advanced Knowledge Technologies (AKT), School of Electronics and Computer ScienceUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  2. 2.Advanced Knowledge Technologies (AKT), Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute, School of InformaticsUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUK

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