Introduction to Formal Concept Analysis

From International Center for Computational Logic

Introduction to Formal Concept Analysis

Course with SWS 2/2/0 (lecture/exercise/practical) in WS 2014

Lecturer

SWS

  • 2/2/0

Modules

Examination method

  • Oral exam

This course is an introduction into formal concept analysis (FCA), a mathematical theory oriented at applications in knowledge representation, knowledge acquisition, data analysis and visualization. It provides tools for understanding the data by representing it as a hierarchy of concepts or, more exactly, a concept lattice. FCA can help in processing a wide class of data types providing a framework in which various data analysis and knowledge acquisition techniques can be formulated. In this course, we focus on some of these techniques, as well as cover the theoretical foundations and algorithmic issues of FCA.

Prerequisites

  • basic knowledge of propositional and first-order logic
  • some familiarity with computational complexity

Organisation

The first lecture will be on Thursday, 16th October 2014, 09:20-10:50 (DS 2) in room APB E005.

The lecture is scheduled for Thursday, 09:20-10:50 (DS 2) and the tutorial for Wednesday, 09:20-11:50 (DS2) in room APB E005.
  • Bernhard Ganter and Rudolf Wille, Formal Concept Analysis: Mathematical Foundations, Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, 1999.
  • Claudio Carpineto and Giovanni Romano, Concept Data Analysis: Theory and Applications, Wiley, 2004.
  • Proceedings of the International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, 2004-2012.

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Lecture Lecture DS2, October 16, 2014 in APB E005 Download
Exercise Tutorial 1 DS2, October 29, 2014 in APB E005 Download
Lecture Lecture DS2, October 30, 2014 in APB E005
Exercise Tutorial 2 DS2, November 5, 2014 in APB E005 Download
Lecture Lecture DS2, November 6, 2014 in APB E005
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Lecture Lecture DS2, November 13, 2014 in APB E005
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