Generating concept representations from examples, using set-based notation

Per Galle

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    A database or knowledge-based system must draw on a conceptual schema that defines the domain concepts with which its user works. In the case of a system for architectural design support, for example, this might be concepts of walls, windows etc. However, making concepts explicit and expressing them in a conceptual schema, is generally difficult. I believe and assume that it is much easier for people to grasp and represent a specific instance of a concept, than the concept itself in full generality. Based on this assumption, I propose a method for relatively easy (semi-automated) construction of a conceptual schema from examples. The method relies on a set-theoretic formalism for design support systems, the SOFA notation, which is currently under development.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Computer-Based and Web-Based Collaborative Systems. Preconference Proceedings of InterSymp-2000
    Place of PublicationSan Luis Obispo
    PublisherCAD Research Center, Cal Poly
    Publication date2000
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    Event12th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics - Baden-Baden
    Duration: 31 Jul 20005 Aug 2000
    Conference number: 12


    Conference12th International Conference on Systems Research, Informatics and Cybernetics

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