Ontology

Ontology (from onto-, from the Greek ὤν, ὄντος "being; that which is", present participle of the verb εἰμί, eimi "be", and -λογία, -logia: "science, study, theory") is the philosophical study of the nature of being, existence, or reality, as well as the basic categories of being and their relations. Traditionally listed as a part of the major branch of philosophy known as metaphysics, ontology deals with questions concerning what entities exist or can be said to exist, and how such entities can be grouped, related within a hierarchy, and subdivided according to similarities and differences.

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MOD Ontology
... The MOD Ontology is the name given to the upper ontology intended to support the UK Ministry of Defence's Enterprise Architecture Programme, specifically MODAF ... The ontology project is at an early stage and is being led by DG-Info (ICAD) ... The current plan as of March 2008 is to investigate potential applications for ontology in the MOD ...
Adam Pease
... Adam Pease is an American computer scientist doing research in Ontology (information science) and Formal reasoning ... Editor of the Suggested Upper Merged Ontology (SUMO) upper ontology intended as a foundation ontology for a variety of computer information processing ... Adam Pease is an author of many ontology-related publications, his work on SUMO has been cited in hundreds of publications ...
Social Semantic Web - Overview
... have identified three possible social approaches for solving the problems of user driven ontology evolution for the semantic web ... Social Network Analysis (SNA) in conjunction with automated parsers, the ontology could be extracted from the tags and this ontology could be entered into a ... Secondly a set of ontology engineers or ontologists could manually analyze the tags created by the users and by using this data, create a more sound ontology ...
SWObjects - Functionality - Ontology Projection
... The result of this is you have no need to materialize ontology transformations, merely declare them by rule ...