BFO

BFO is an abbreviation that stands for:

  • Basic Formal Ontology
  • Beat frequency oscillator used to create an audio frequency signal for continuous wave (Morse code) transmissions
  • The Black Forest Observatory in Germany
  • BiFeO3 (Bismuth ferrite), an inorganic chemical compound
  • Budapest Festival Orchestra
  • Budgeting for Outcomes
  • Bacterial foraging optimization, an algorithmic approximation technique mimicking bacteria colony growth.
  • Bunker Fuel Oil, a (low-cost) type of fuel oil

Other articles related to "bfo":

Basic Formal Ontology
... The Basic Formal Ontology (BFO) is a formal ontological framework developed by Barry Smith and his associates that consists in a series of sub-ontologies at different levels of granularity ... BFO thus incorporates both three-dimensionalist and four-dimensionalist perspectives on reality within a single framework ... between the two types of ontologies in a way which gives BFO the facility to deal with both static/spatial and dynamic/temporal features of reality ...
Basic Formal Ontology - Applications of BFO
... BFO has been adopted as a foundational ontology by many projects, principally in the areas of biomedical ontology and security and defense (intelligence) ontology ... An example application of BFO can be seen in the Ontology for Biomedical Investigations (OBI) ...
Upper Ontology (computer Science) - Available Ontologies - Basic Formal Ontology (BFO)
... The BFO or Basic Formal Ontology framework developed by Barry Smith and his associates consists in a series of sub-ontologies at different levels of granularity ... BFO thus incorporates both three-dimensionalist and four-dimensionalist perspectives on reality within a single framework ... between the two types of ontologies in a way which gives BFO the facility to deal with both static/spatial and dynamic/temporal features of reality ...
Single-sideband Modulation - Demodulation
... detector which mixes it with the output of a beat frequency oscillator (BFO) ... For this to work, the BFO frequency must be exactly adjusted ... If the BFO frequency is off, the output signal will be frequency-shifted (up or down), making speech sound strange and "Donald Duck"-like, or unintelligible ...