TY - GEN

T1 - From an implicational system to its corresponding D-basis

AU - Rodríguez-Lorenzo, Estrella

AU - Adaricheva, Kira

AU - Cordero, Pablo

AU - Enciso, Manuel

AU - Mora, Angel

PY - 2015/1/1

Y1 - 2015/1/1

N2 - Closure system is a fundamental concept appearing in several areas such as databases, formal concept analysis, artificial intelligence, etc. It is well-known that there exists a connection between a closure operator on a set and the lattice of its closed sets. Furthermore, the closure system can be replaced by a set of implications but this set has usually a lot of redundancy inducing non desired properties. In the literature, there is a common interest in the search of the minimality of a set of implications because of the importance of bases. The well-known Duquenne-Guigues basis satisfies this minimality condition. However, several authors emphasize the relevance of the optimality in order to reduce the size of implications in the basis. In addition to this, some bases have been defined to improve the computation of closures relying on the directness property. The efficiency of computation with the direct basis is achieved due to the fact that the closure is computed in one traversal. In this work, we focus on the D-basis, which is ordered-direct. An open problem is to obtain it from an arbitrary implicational system, so it is our aim in this paper. We introduce a method to compute the D-basis by means of minimal generators calculated using the Simplification Logic for implications.

AB - Closure system is a fundamental concept appearing in several areas such as databases, formal concept analysis, artificial intelligence, etc. It is well-known that there exists a connection between a closure operator on a set and the lattice of its closed sets. Furthermore, the closure system can be replaced by a set of implications but this set has usually a lot of redundancy inducing non desired properties. In the literature, there is a common interest in the search of the minimality of a set of implications because of the importance of bases. The well-known Duquenne-Guigues basis satisfies this minimality condition. However, several authors emphasize the relevance of the optimality in order to reduce the size of implications in the basis. In addition to this, some bases have been defined to improve the computation of closures relying on the directness property. The efficiency of computation with the direct basis is achieved due to the fact that the closure is computed in one traversal. In this work, we focus on the D-basis, which is ordered-direct. An open problem is to obtain it from an arbitrary implicational system, so it is our aim in this paper. We introduce a method to compute the D-basis by means of minimal generators calculated using the Simplification Logic for implications.

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M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:84950149462

T3 - CEUR Workshop Proceedings

SP - 217

EP - 228

BT - 12th International Conference on Concept Lattices and Their Applications, CLA 2015

A2 - Yahia, Sadok Ben

A2 - Konecny, Jan

PB - CEUR-WS

T2 - 12th International Conference on Concept Lattices and Their Applications, CLA 2015

Y2 - 13 October 2015 through 16 October 2015

ER -