, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 43–59

The Taxonomy of a Japanese Stroll Garden: An Ontological Investigation Using Formal Concept Analysis

Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s10516-012-9195-y

Cite this article as:
Fowler, M. Axiomathes (2013) 23: 43. doi:10.1007/s10516-012-9195-y


This paper introduces current acoustic theories relating to the phenomenology of sound as a framework for interrogating concepts relating to the ecologies of acoustic and landscape phenomena in a Japanese stroll garden. By applying the technique of Formal Concept Analysis, a partially ordered lattice of garden objects and attributes is visualized as a means to investigate the relationship between elements of the taxonomy.


Formal concept analysis Japanese garden Acoustic theory Design studies 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fachgebiet AudiokommunikationTechnische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

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