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Mathematical Aspects of the Feature Pattern Analysis

  • Michelle Brehm
Part of the Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization book series (STUDIES CLASS)

Abstract

The Feature Pattern Analysis (FPA), as introduced by Feger (1988), is a method which analyzes a set of observed patterns with respect to co-occurrence. The mathematical formalism of the FPA and the several logically equivalent alternative forms of its representation as geometrical configurations, sets of contingencies and sets of prediction rules are described. Mathematical conditions for the uniqueness and existence of Type I and Type II FPA-solutions are discussed. A fast algorithm is developed to construct a two dimensional FPA-solution using Hasse-diagrams.

Keywords

Uniqueness Theorem Prediction Rule Formal Concept Analysis Oriented Matroids Zero Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michelle Brehm
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyFree University of BerlinGermany

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