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Re: [biont] Nice wikipedia page on ontology

From: Phillip Lord <phillip.lord@newcastle.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 13:55:09 +0000
To: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
Message-ID: <u64awa5s2.fsf@newcastle.ac.uk>

>>>>> "Alan" == Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com> writes:

  Alan> Start at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formal_Ontology

  Alan> -Alan

Well, it starts of with this....

"A Formal ontology is an ontology modeled by algorithms. Formal
ontologies are founded upon a specific Formal Upper Level Ontology,
which provides consistency checks for the entire ontology and, if
applied properly, allows the modeler to avoid possibly erroneous
ontological assumptions encountered in modeling large-scale
ontologies. "

Almost none of which I would agree with. 
Received on Wednesday, 24 January 2007 13:55:41 UTC

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