Formal Concept Analysis on its Way from Mathematics to Computer Science
Herausgeber: U. Priss, D. Corbett, G. Angelova (eds.)
Buchtitel: Conceptual Structures: Integration and Interfaces, Proc. ICCS 2002
In the last years, the main orientation of Formal Concept Analysis (FCA) has turned from mathematics towards computer science. This article provides a review of this new orientation and analyzes why and how FCA and computer science attracted each other. It discusses FCA as a knowledge representation formalism using five knowledge representation principles provided by Davis, Shrobe, and Szolovits (1993). It then studies how and why mathematics-based researchers got attracted by computer science. We will argue for continuing this trend by integrating the two research areas FCA and Ontology Engineering.