Introduction to Formal Concept Analysis and Its Applications in Information Retrieval and Related Fields [chapter]

Dmitry I. Ignatov
2015 Communications in Computer and Information Science  
This paper is a tutorial on Formal Concept Analysis (FCA) and its applications. FCA is an applied branch of Lattice Theory, a mathematical discipline which enables formalisation of concepts as basic units of human thinking and analysing data in the object-attribute form. Originated in early 80s, during the last three decades, it became a popular human-centred tool for knowledge representation and data analysis with numerous applications. Since the tutorial was specially prepared for RuSSIR
more » ... the covered FCA topics include Information Retrieval with a focus on visualisation aspects, Machine Learning, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Text Mining and several others.
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-25485-2_3 fatcat:m2zad3btkjhkja2mdwmjfbkahi