Using Alternative Contexts in Concept Hierarchies to Inspire Creativity

Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 291)


In this paper we examine issues involving measures of creativity for data generalization using hierarchies. In particular we consider consensus and specificity measures for the partitions that result using crisp concept hierarchies. We note that fuzzy hierarchies do not produce partitions of data in general so some approaches to considering “partitionness’ is described.


creativity concept hierarchies congurence specificity partitions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MC&G Code 7440.5, Naval Research Laboratory Stennis Space CenterHancock CountyUSA
  2. 2.Machine Intelligence InstituteIona CollegeNew RochelleUSA

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