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 2015

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 Monday, 12th October 2014, 14:50-16:20 (DS 5) in room APB E005.

The lecture is scheduled for Mondays, 14:50-16:20 (DS 5) and the tutorial for Mondays, 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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