Dr Ruairí de Fréin, a Researcher at the Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) attended and presented a paper, “Formal Concept Analysis via Atomic Priming”, at the 11th International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis (ICFCA) which was held in the Dresden Technische Universitat, in Germany on the 21st of May 2013.
ICFCA is the main forum for researchers working on theoretical and applied aspects of Formal Concept Analysis worldwide, Lattice and Order Theory, and has an acceptance rate of 33%; Formal Concept Analysis (FCA) provides a correct and unique solution to data decomposition problems arising in semantic Web, data mining, knowledge representation, management and visualization where a unique decomposition of the dataset is desired.
The main short-coming associated with FCA is its complexity. Dr de Fréin presented recent results which demonstrate how the mining time associated with the formal concept analyses may be reduced by distributing the mining workload over a number of independent computing processes such that no communication between the different processes is required during the separate analyses –this work may lead to considerable time-savings in data analytics. In addition, the uniqueness and lectic order properties of the traditional FCA solution, are preserved by the distributed/networked computing techniques presented by Dr de Fréin, namely Reduced Rank Formal Concept Analysis (RRFCA).
Dr de Fréin is currently a research fellow with the Emerging Networks Laboratory at TSSG.
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