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RE: Degree of acceptance of BFO

From: Gerd Wagner <wagnerg@tu-cottbus.de>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2007 21:10:58 +0200
To: "'Emanuele D'Arrigo'" <manu3d@gmail.com>, "'OWL developers public list'" <public-owl-dev@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002c01c80527$f7d983f0$a2ca2b8d@informatik.tucottbus.de>

> while reading the 132 pages PDF manual of BFO
> (http://www.ifomis.uni-saarland.de/projects/bfo/manual/)
> I've been wondering how widely used/accepted such
> recommendation is, as the basis of any ontology.
> Is it a proposal, a de-facto standard, a good starting
> point?

I think it's just a (not very elaborate) proposal,
and probably not a good starting point, as its 
formalism seems to be pretty weak (despite the
name "formal ontology").

A better choice, which is, of course, also just a
proposal (as there is no de-facto standard in this
area), is described in
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Formal_Ontology

-Gerd

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Email: G.Wagner@tu-cottbus.de
 
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