1st Edition

Conceptual Structures in Practice

Edited By Pascal Hitzler, Henrik Scharfe Copyright 2009
    425 Pages 143 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    425 Pages 143 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    Exploring fundamental research questions, Conceptual Structures in Practice takes you through the basic yet nontrivial task of establishing conceptual relations as the foundation for research in knowledge representation and knowledge mining. It includes contributions from leading researchers in both the conceptual graph and formal concept analysis (FCA) communities.

    This accessible, self-contained book begins by providing the formal background in FCA and conceptual graphs. It then describes various software tools for analysis and computation, including the ToscanaJ suite. Written by the original visionaries of the field, the next section discusses the history and future directions of conceptual structures. The final chapters explore prominent application areas in computer science, including text analysis, web semantics, and intelligent systems.

    An unprecedented, state-of-the-art overview from innovators in the field, this volume discusses how FCA and conceptual graphs can be used in many computer science areas. It serves as a benchmark of research on conceptual structures, inspiring further exploration in this discipline.

    A Brief Introduction to Formal Concept Analysis
    Markus Krötzsch and Bernhard Ganter
    Contexts and Concepts
    From Contexts to Concept Lattices
    The Logic of Attributes
    Attribute Exploration
    Summary and Outlook
    Formal Logic with Conceptual Graphs
    Frithjof Dau
    Short Introduction to Conceptual Graphs
    Conceptual Graphs from a Formal Point of View
    The General Approach for Formal Logic with Conceptual Graphs
    Different Forms of Conceptual Graphs
    Further Literature
    Software Tools for Formal Concept Analysis
    Peter Becker and Joachim Hereth Correia
    The ConExp Concept Explorer
    The ToscanaJ Suite
    Related Work
    Student Projects
    Efficient Computation with Conceptual Graphs
    Galia Angelova
    Construction of Compact FSA-Based Encoding of the Knowledge Base
    Experimental Assessment of Conceptual Data Compression
    Student Projects
    Conceptual Graphs for Representing Conceptual Structures
    John F. Sowa
    Representing Conceptual Structures
    Toward a Natural Logic
    A Moving Picture of Thought
    Representing Natural Language Semantics
    Ongoing Research
    Appendix: The Common Logic Standard
    Formal Concept Analysis and Contextual Logic
    Rudolf Wille
    The Birth of Formal Concept Analysis
    The Mathematics of Formal Concept Analysis
    Applications of Formal Concept Analysis
    Contextual Concept Logic
    Contextual Judgment Logic
    Text Analysis
    Linguistic Data Exploration
    Uta Priss
    Modeling Semantic Relations
    Deriving Lattices from Lexical Databases and Corpora
    Student Projects
    Ontology Learning Using Corpus-Derived Formal Contexts
    Philipp Cimiano
    Formal Concept Analysis for Ontology Learning from Text
    Related Work
    Student Projects
    Web Semantics
    A Lexico-Logical Approach to Ontology Engineering
    Sebastian Rudolph and Johanna Völker
    Lexical and Logical Knowledge Acquisition
    Relational Exploration
    An Integrated Approach to Ontology Refinement
    Implementation and Example
    Conclusion and Outlook
    Student Projects
    Faceted Document Navigation
    Jon Ducrou and Peter Eklund
    The Email Domain and Formal Concept Analysis: MailSleuth
    Navigating Images Using Formal Concept Analysis: ImageSleuth
    Conclusion and Summary
    Student Projects
    Optimizing Social Software System Design
    Aldo de Moor
    Social Software: From Tools to Systems
    A Conceptual Model of Functionality Matching in Collaborative Communities
    The Functionality Matching Process
    Discussion and Conclusion
    Student Projects
    Intelligent Systems
    Semantic Annotations and Localization of Resources with Labeled Graphs
    Michel Chein
    An Annotation Language
    Construction of Annotations
    Search Methods
    Student Projects
    An Overview of Amine
    Adil Kabbaj
    Amine Architecture
    Ontology and KB Layers
    Algebraic Layer
    Memory-Based Inference and Learning Strategies Layer
    Programming Layer
    Multi-Agents Layer
    Amine as an IDE for Symbolic Programming
    Amine as an IDE for Intelligent System Programming: Natural Language Processing with Prolog+CG as an Example
    Amine as an IDE for Intelligent Agents Programming and Multi-Agents Systems (MAS)
    Related Work
    Future Work
    Student Projects
    Active Knowledge Systems
    Harry S. Delugach
    What Is an Active Knowledge System?
    Grounding a Knowledge Model
    Applications of Active Knowledge Systems
    Student Projects


    Pascal Hitzler, Henrik Scharfe