Formal Concept Analysis: Mathematical Foundation

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Springer-Verlag New York Incorporated, 1999 - Mathematics - 284 pages
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This is the first textbook on formal concept analysis. It gives a systematic presentation of the mathematical foundations and their relation to applications in computer science, especially in data analysis and knowledge processing. Above all, it presents graphical methods for representing conceptual systems that have proved themselves in communicating knowledge. Theory and graphical representation are thus closely coupled together. The mathematical foundations are treated thoroughly and illuminated by means of numerous examples.

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Contents

Ordertheoretic Foundations
1
Concept Lattices of Contexts
17
Determination and Representation
63
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Ganter-Technische Universitat, Dresden, Germany

Wille Technische Hochshule, Darmstadt, Germany

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