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 2016

Lecturer

SWS

  • 2/2/0

Modules

Examination method

  • Oral exam

Due to lack of request, there will be no FCA Q&A session on 1st of February. Feel free to send me questions via email or schedule an appointment.

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 Wednesday, 12th October 2016, 16:40-18:10 (DS 6) in room APB E005.

The lecture is scheduled for Wednesdays, 16:40-18:10 (DS 6) and the tutorial for Wednesdays, 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.

Subscribe to events of this course (icalendar)

Lecture Lecture 1 DS6, October 12, 2016 in APB E005 Download Download
Exercise Tutorial 1 DS2, October 26, 2016 in APB E005 Download
Lecture Lecture 2 DS6, October 26, 2016 in APB E005
Exercise Tutorial 2 DS2, November 2, 2016 in APB E005 Download
Lecture Lecture 3 DS6, November 2, 2016 in APB E005
Exercise Tutorial 3 DS2, November 9, 2016 in APB E005 Download
Lecture Lecture 4 DS6, November 9, 2016 in APB E005
Exercise Tutorial 4 DS2, November 23, 2016 in APB E005 Download
Lecture Lecture 5 DS6, November 23, 2016 in APB E005
Exercise Tutorial 5 DS2, November 30, 2016 in APB E005 Download
Lecture Lecture 6 DS6, November 30, 2016 in APB E005 Download
Exercise Tutorial 6 DS2, December 7, 2016 in APB E005 Download
Lecture Lecture 7 DS6, December 7, 2016 in APB E005 Download
Exercise Tutorial 7 DS2, December 14, 2016 in APB E005 Download
Lecture Lecture 8 DS6, December 14, 2016 in APB E005
Exercise Tutorial 8 DS2, January 4, 2017 in APB E005 Download
Lecture Lecture 9 DS6, January 4, 2017 in APB E005 Download
Exercise Tutorial 9 DS2, January 11, 2017 in APB E005 Download
Lecture Lecture 10 DS6, January 11, 2017 in APB E005 Download
Exercise Tutorial 10 DS2, January 18, 2017 in APB E005 Download
Lecture Lecture 11 DS6, January 18, 2017 in APB E005 Download
Exercise Tutorial 11 DS2, February 1, 2017 in APB E005 Download


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