Signs and Formal Concepts

  • Uta Priss
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2961)


In this paper we propose a semiotic conceptual framework which is compatible with Peirce’s definition of signs and uses formal concept analysis for its conceptual structures. The goal of our research is to improve the use of formal languages such as ontology languages and programming languages. Even though there exist a myriad of theories, models and implementations of formal languages, in practice it is often not clear which strategies to use. AI ontology language research is in danger of repeating mistakes that have already been studied in other disciplines (such as linguistics and library science) years ago.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Uta Priss
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  1. 1.School of ComputingNapier University 

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