In this review paper, we present some recent results on the characterization of
Functional Dependencies and variations with the formalism
of Pattern Structures and Formal Concept Analysis.
Although these dependencies have been paramount in database theory,
they have been used in different fields:
artificial intelligence and knowledge discovery, among others.
Baixeries, J.; Kaytoue, M.; Napoli, A. Characterization of database dependencies with FCA and pattern structures. A: Baixeries Juvilla, Jaume; Napoli, Amedeo; Kaytoue, Mehdi. "Analysis of Images, Social Networks and Texts". Springer International Publishing, 2014, p. 3-14.