What is an upper-level ontology?

Robert Hoehndorf

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Upper level ontologies are used to facilitate the semantic integration of domain ontologies and guide the development of new ontologies. For this purpose, they contain general categories that are applicable across multiple domains. Upper level ontologies usually provide rich definitions and axioms for their categories. Different upper level ontologies provide different distinctions based on the kinds of entities they include, their theories of space and time as well as the relation of individuals to space and time.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherKnowledge Blog
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2010


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