Conceptual Exploration

  • Bernhard Ganter
  • Sergei Obiedkov

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Bernhard Ganter, Sergei Obiedkov
    Pages 1-38
  3. Bernhard Ganter, Sergei Obiedkov
    Pages 39-85
  4. Bernhard Ganter, Sergei Obiedkov
    Pages 87-124
  5. Bernhard Ganter, Sergei Obiedkov
    Pages 125-185
  6. Bernhard Ganter, Sergei Obiedkov
    Pages 187-236
  7. Bernhard Ganter, Sergei Obiedkov
    Pages 237-292
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 293-315

About this book


This is the first textbook on attribute exploration, its theory, its algorithms for
applications, and some of its many possible generalizations. Attribute exploration
is useful for acquiring structured knowledge through an interactive process, by
asking queries to an expert. Generalizations that handle incomplete, faulty, or
imprecise data are discussed, but the focus lies on knowledge extraction from a
reliable information source.
The method is based on Formal Concept Analysis, a mathematical theory of
concepts and concept hierarchies, and uses its expressive diagrams. The presentation
is self-contained. It provides an introduction to Formal Concept Analysis
with emphasis on its ability to derive algebraic structures from qualitative data,
which can be represented in meaningful and precise graphics.


Knowledge Acquisition Data science Mathematical method Formal concept analysis Implication theories

Authors and affiliations

  • Bernhard Ganter
    • 1
  • Sergei Obiedkov
    • 2
  1. 1.MathematikTechnische Universität DresdenDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Higher School of EconomicsNational Research UniversityMoskvaRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-49290-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-49291-8
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