Identifying ecological traits: a concrete FCA-based approach

Abstract : This paper describes a method to identify so-called ecological traits of species based on the analysis of their biological characteristics. This biological dataset has a complex structure that can be formalized as a fuzzy many-valued context and transformed into a binary context through histogram scaling. The core of the method relied on the construction and interpretation of formal concepts and was used on a 50 species x 124 histogram attributes table. The concepts were analyzed with the help of an hydrobiologist, leading to a set of ecological traits which were inserted in the original context for validation.
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Aurélie Bertaux, Florence Le Ber, Agnès Braud, Michèle Trémolières. Identifying ecological traits: a concrete FCA-based approach. 7th International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis - ICFCA 2009, May 2009, Darmstadt, Germany. pp.224-236. ⟨hal-00369290⟩



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