, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 149–158

The Basic Theorem of triadic concept analysis

  • Rudolf Wille

DOI: 10.1007/BF01108624

Cite this article as:
Wille, R. Order (1995) 12: 149. doi:10.1007/BF01108624


Experiences with applications of concept lattices and the pragmatic philosophy founded by Ch. S. Peirce have suggested a triadic approach to formal concept analysis. It starts with the notion of atriadic context combiningobjects, attributes, andconditions under which objects may have certain attributes.The Basic Theorem of triadic concept analysis clarifies the class of structures which are formed by thetriadic concepts of triadic contexts: These structures are exactly thecomplete trilattices up to isomorphism.

Mathematics Subject Classifications (1991)

06A23 62-07 

Key words

Triordered sets complete trilattices formal concept analysis 

Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rudolf Wille
    • 1
  1. 1.Fachbereich MathematikTechnishe Hochschule DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

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