A Mathematical Model for TOSCANA-Systems: Conceptual Data Systems

  • Joachim Hereth Correia
  • Tim B. Kaiser
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2961)


The development of the theory of Formal Concept Analysis has been accompanied from its beginning by applications of the theory to real-world problems. Those applications gave rise to the implementation of the software Toscana and the creation of Toscana-systems. In this paper, we provide a mathematical model for these systems. This model – called Conceptual Data System – enables us to describe Toscana-systems and to discuss possible extensions in mathematical terminology.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joachim Hereth Correia
    • 1
  • Tim B. Kaiser
    • 1
  1. 1.Darmstadt University of TechnologyDarmstadtGermany

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