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Concept

What is a concept?

A concept is

  • a cognitive unit of meaning — an abstract idea or a mental symbol sometimes defined as a “unit of knowledge,” built from other units which act as a concept's characteristics. A concept is typically associated with a corresponding representation in a language such as a word.

Today, in computer and information science contexts, the term “concept” is often used in loosely defined and inconsistent ways.1)

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