Using Formal Concept Analysis to Create Pathways through Museum Collections

Tim Wray, Peter Eklund

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This paper presents A Place for Art - an iPad app that allows users to explore an art collection via semantically linked pathways that are generated using Formal Concept Analysis. The app embraces the information seeking approach of exploration and is based on the idea that showing context and relationships among objects in a museum collection augments an interpretive experience. The fundamental interaction metaphor inherent in A Place for Art relies on Formal Concept Analysis so the interface has embedded within it the semantic clustering features of machine learning in artificial intelligence.
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Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Workshop "What can FCA do for Artificial Intelligence"? (FCA4AI 2014)
Number of pages8
PublisherRheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Germany
Publication date2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event21st European Conference on Artificial Intelligence: ECAI 2014 - Clarion Congress Hotel Prague, Prague, Czech Republic, Czech Republic
Duration: 18 Aug 201422 Aug 2014


Conference21st European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
LocationClarion Congress Hotel Prague
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
CityPrague, Czech Republic
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  • Formal Concept Analysis
  • Semantic Pathways
  • Art Collection Exploration
  • Interpretive Experience
  • Artificial Intelligence

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