Concept Lattices

Second International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis, ICFCA 2004, Sydney, Australia, February 23-26, 2004. Proceedings

  • Peter Eklund
Conference proceedings ICFCA 2004

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2961)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 2961)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Joachim Hereth Correia, Julia Klinger
    Pages 14-27
  3. Uta Priss
    Pages 28-38
  4. Joachim Hereth Correia, Tim B. Kaiser
    Pages 39-46
  5. Sébastien Ferré, Ross D. King
    Pages 47-54
  6. Juan M. Cigarrán, Julio Gonzalo, Anselmo Peñas, Felisa Verdejo
    Pages 74-87
  7. Thomas Tilley
    Pages 104-111
  8. Ralph Freese
    Pages 112-127
  9. Léonard Kwuida
    Pages 142-155
  10. Frithjof Dau
    Pages 156-171
  11. Richard Cole, Peter Becker
    Pages 172-179
  12. Philipp Cimiano, Andreas Hotho, Gerd Stumme, Julien Tane
    Pages 189-207
  13. Björn Vormbrock
    Pages 208-221

About these proceedings


This volume contains the Proceedings of ICFCA 2004, the 2nd International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis. The ICFCA conference series aims to be the premier forum for the publication of advances in applied lattice and order theory and in particular scienti?c advances related to formal concept analysis. Formal concept analysis emerged in the 1980s from e?orts to restructure lattice theory to promote better communication between lattice theorists and potentialusersoflatticetheory.Sincethen,the?eldhasdevelopedintoagrowing research area in its own right with a thriving theoretical community and an increasing number of applications in data and knowledge processing including data visualization, information retrieval, machine learning, data analysis and knowledge management. In terms of theory, formal concept analysis has been extended into attribute exploration, Boolean judgment, contextual logic and so on to create a powerful general framework for knowledge representation and reasoning. This conference aims to unify theoretical and applied practitioners who use formal concept an- ysis, drawing on the ?elds of mathematics, computer and library sciences and software engineering. The theme of the 2004 conference was ‘Concept Lattices” to acknowledge the colloquial term used for the line diagrams that appear in almost every paper in this volume. ICFCA 2004 included tutorial sessions, demonstrating the practical bene?ts of formal concept analysis, and highlighted developments in the foundational theory and standards. The conference showcased the increasing variety of formal concept analysis software and included eight invited lectures from distinguished speakersinthe?eld.Sevenoftheeightinvitedspeakerssubmittedaccompanying papers and these were reviewed and appear in this volume.


Attribut Cluster Processing Tosca algorithms conceptual graphs data semantics description logics formal concept analysis formal concepts lattice theory logic modeling ontologies visualization

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Eklund
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Information Systems and TechnologyUniversity of WollongongWollongongAustralia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-21043-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-24651-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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