Formal concept analysis (FCA) is a mathematical discipline which formalizes human conceptual thinking in terms of lattice theory. It constitutes a mathematical field both thorough in theory and successful in practical applications. In the tutorial, we will introduce this field’s basic notions and techniques to the Semantic Web audience. Furthermore, we will demonstrate how FCA can fertilize Semantic Web research by presenting and demonstrating implementations which can readily be used to interactively refine arbitrary OWL ontologies in an intuitive way by answering questions about the modeling domain.
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