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Concepts in application context

Concepts in application context
Concepts in application context
Formal concept analysis (FCA) derives a hierarchy of concepts in a formal context that relates objects with attributes. This approach is very well aligned with the traditions of Frege, Saussure and Peirce, which relate a signifier (e.g. a word/an attribute) to a mental concept evoked by this word and meant to refer to a specific object in the real world. However, in the practice of natural languages as well as artificial languages (e.g. programming languages), the application context often constitutes a latent variable that influences the interpretation of a signifier. We present some of our current work that analyzes the usage of words in natural language in varying application contexts as well as the usage of variables in programming languages in varying application contexts in order to provide conceptual constraints on these signifiers.
45-52
Springer
Staab, Steffen
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Cristea, D.
Le Ber, F.
Sertkaya, B.
Staab, Steffen
bf48d51b-bd11-4d58-8e1c-4e6e03b30c49
Cristea, D.
Le Ber, F.
Sertkaya, B.

Staab, Steffen (2019) Concepts in application context. Cristea, D., Le Ber, F. and Sertkaya, B. (eds.) In Formal Concept Analysis. ICFCA 2019. vol. 11511, Springer. pp. 45-52 . (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-21462-3_4).

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Abstract

Formal concept analysis (FCA) derives a hierarchy of concepts in a formal context that relates objects with attributes. This approach is very well aligned with the traditions of Frege, Saussure and Peirce, which relate a signifier (e.g. a word/an attribute) to a mental concept evoked by this word and meant to refer to a specific object in the real world. However, in the practice of natural languages as well as artificial languages (e.g. programming languages), the application context often constitutes a latent variable that influences the interpretation of a signifier. We present some of our current work that analyzes the usage of words in natural language in varying application contexts as well as the usage of variables in programming languages in varying application contexts in order to provide conceptual constraints on these signifiers.

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Accepted/In Press date: 22 March 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 23 May 2019
Additional Information: Paper reflecting invited keynote
Venue - Dates: International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis - ICFCA 2019, Frankfurt, Germany, 2019-06-25 - 2019-06-28

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Local EPrints ID: 429473
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/429473
PURE UUID: 7f4aa51d-fe47-449f-8d9e-36b4e9b26f05
ORCID for Steffen Staab: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0780-4154

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Date deposited: 27 Mar 2019 17:30
Last modified: 07 Aug 2019 00:31

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