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Martin, B. & Eklund, P. W. (2005). Applying formal concept analysis to semantic file systems leveraging Wordnet. Proceedings of ADCS 2005: Tenth Australian Document Computing Symposium (pp. 56-64). Sydney, Australia: School of IT, University of Sydney.


Formal Concept Analysis can be used to obtain both a natural clustering of documents along with a partial ordering over those clusters. The application of Formal Concept Analysis requires input to be in the form of a binary relation between two sets. This paper investigates how a semantic filesystem can be used to generate such binary relations. The manner in which the binary relation is generated impacts how useful the result of Formal Concept Analysis will be for navigating one’s filesystem.

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Australasian Document Computing Symposium