Comparison of Biplot Analysis and Formal Concept Analysis in the case of a Repertory Grid

  • Norbert Spangenberg
  • Karl Erich Wolff
Part of the Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization book series (STUDIES CLASS)


We give a first comparison between the Principal Component Analysis PCA (“one of the oldest and best known techniques of multivariate analysis” cf. JOLLIFFE [6]) respectively of the analysis using biplots (GABRIEL [1], [2]) and an algebraic technique for the visualization of data, namely the Formal Concept Analysis FCA (WILLE [11]) by applying both methods to matrices, called Repertory Grids, which are the usual data form in many psychological investigations (SLATER [8]).


Anorexia Nervosa Bulimia Nervosa Formal Concept Analysis Young Sister Line Diagram 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Norbert Spangenberg
    • 1
  • Karl Erich Wolff
    • 2
  1. 1.Zentrum für Psychosomatische MedizinUniversität GießenGermany
  2. 2.FB Mathematik und NaturwissenschaftenFachhochschule Darmstadt, und Forschungsgruppe Begriffsanalyse, Technische Hochschule DarmstadtGermany

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