The Relational Construction of Conceptual Patterns - Tools, Implementation and Theory

  • Piero Pagliani
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8537)


Different conceptual ways to analyse information are here defined by means of the fundamental notion of a relation. This approach makes it possible to compare different mathematical notions and tools used in qualitative data analysis. Moreover, since relations are representable by Boolean matrices, computing the conceptual-oriented operators is straightforward. Finally, the relational-based approach makes it possible to conceptually analyse not only sets but relations themselves.


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  • Piero Pagliani
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  1. 1.Research Group on Knowledge and Communication ModelsItaly

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