Factors Space and its Relationship with Formal Conceptual Analysis: A General View


  • Haitao Liu Liaoning Technical University
  • Ioan Dzitac Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad
  • Sicong Guo Liaoning Technical University


Factors Space (FS), Formal Concept Analysis (FCA), rough sets, conceptual generation, basic concept semi-lattice, fuzzy logic


Conceptual generation is a key point and basic problem in artificial intelligence, which has been probed in the Formal Concept Analysis (FCA) established by G. Wille. Factors Space (FS) is also a branch of cognition math initiated by P.Z. Wang at the end of last century, which has been applied in information processing with fuzzy concepts effectively. This paper briefly introduces the historic background of FS and its relationship with FCA. FS can be seen as a good partner of FCA on conceptual description and structure extraction; combining FCA with FS, we can get more clear and simple statements and more fast algorithms on conceptual generation.


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