Archive For 2010

Reification of properties in an ontology

on December 18, 2010 by Robert Stevens and Phillip Lord in Under Review, Comments (0)

Abstract Reification is a technique enabling a richer description of a property. Traditionally, “reification” has been used to support descriptions of the source of knowledge; instead of statements of […]

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Naming conventions for robust term labelling

on November 19, 2010 by Daniel Schober in Under Review, Comments (0)

Naming conventions for robust term labelling Abstract This article tackles guidelines supporting the creation of human intelligible yet computationally robust labels for concepts and relations in ontologies. When an […]

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Review for What is an upper level ontology?

on May 12, 2010 by Michel Dumontier in Peer Review, Comments (0)

This is a review of What is an upper level ontology? In this article, Robert nicely covers the different aspects that upper level ontologies need to consider to prescribe […]

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There is no “other” category: When to avoid “miscellaneous”

on April 20, 2010 by Robert Stevens and Duncan Hull in Under Review, Comments (0)

It is often tempting when describing a series of subclasses that you know are not exhaustive to add a class labelled as “Other” or “Miscellaneous”. This is generally seen […]

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Defining Definitions

on by Robert Stevens and Duncan Hull in Under Review, Comments (1)

Ontology can be thought of as the definition of entities in a domain of interest. It is useful, however, to talk about the word definition in a little more […]

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Separating Concepts from Labels

on by Robert Stevens and Duncan Hull in Under Review, Comments (0)

When creating ontologies it is good practice to separate the concept and the label or term used to refer to that concept. Take the category or class that the […]

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What is an upper level ontology?

on April 13, 2010 by Robert Hoehndorf in Reviewed, Comments (2)

Abstract: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 […]

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The overuse of is-a relation

on by Larisa Soldatova in Under Review, Comments (1)

Abstract The is-a relation is often overused by ontology developers. Also, the is-a relation sometimes is confused with other relations. This article explains why it may happen and how […]

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Considering the Process

on March 1, 2010 by Phillip Lord in Meta, Comments (1)

Introduction In this post, I want to address some of the issues raised by Sean Bechoffer in his thoughtful reflection. One of my aims with thinking about the knowledgeblog […]

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Review of What is an ontology?

on February 24, 2010 by David Osumi-Sutherland in Peer Review, Comments (0)

This is a review of What is an ontology? by Robert Stevens, Alan Rector and Duncan Hull This article could be split quite neatly in two articles. One is […]

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