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Modelling lexical databases with formal concept analysis.

Priss, Uta; Old, L John


Uta Priss

L John Old


This paper provides guidelines and examples for visualising lexical relations using Formal Concept Analysis. Relations in lexical databases often form trees, imperfect trees or poly-hierarchies which can be embedded into concept lattices. Many-to-many relations can be represented as concept lattices where the values from one domain are used as the formal objects and the values of the other domain as formal attributes. This paper further discusses algorithms for selecting meaningful subsets of lexical databases, the representation of complex relational structures in lexical databases and the use of lattices as basemaps for other lexical relations.


Priss, U., & Old, L. J. (2004). Modelling lexical databases with formal concept analysis. Journal of universal computer science J. UCS, 10, 967-984.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2004
Deposit Date May 16, 2008
Publicly Available Date May 16, 2017
Print ISSN 0948-6968
Publisher Graz University of Technology, Institut für Informationssysteme und Computer Medien
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Pages 967-984
Keywords Formal concept analysis; Lexical databases; Semantic relations; Algorithms; Computing;
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