A Metaontology for Ontological Engineering: A Philosophers’ Perspective

Pawel Garbacz, Robert Trypuz: A Metaontology for Ontological Engineering: A Philosophers' Perspective. In: Vermaas, Pieter; Dignum, Virginia (Ed.): Formal Ontologies Meet Industry - Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop (FOMI 2011), pp. 16 - 27, IOS Press, 2011.

Abstract

The paper defines a schema in which to describe applied ontologies of any kind. In contradistinction to the main trend in engineering metaontology the main ideas that support this schema are inspired by philosophy. Namely, we look at the domain of applied ontologies from the point of view of a certain metaphilosophical tradition. Nevertheless, the final result of our considerations is an engineering artefact, i.e., an OWL ontology. For the sake of validation we employ it to describe a few exemplary applied ontologies.

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@inproceedings{fomi2011,
title = {A Metaontology for Ontological Engineering: A Philosophers\' Perspective},
author = {Pawel Garbacz and Robert Trypuz},
editor = {Pieter E. Vermaas and Virginia Dignum},
url = {http://ebooks.iospress.nl/publication/6495},
year  = {2011},
date = {2011-01-01},
booktitle = {Formal Ontologies Meet Industry - Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop (FOMI 2011)},
volume = {229},
pages = {16 - 27},
publisher = {IOS Press},
abstract = {The paper defines a schema in which to describe applied ontologies of any kind. In contradistinction to the main trend in engineering metaontology the main ideas that support this schema are inspired by philosophy. Namely, we look at the domain of applied ontologies from the point of view of a certain metaphilosophical tradition. Nevertheless, the final result of our considerations is an engineering artefact, i.e., an OWL ontology. For the sake of validation we employ it to describe a few exemplary applied ontologies. },
keywords = {applied ontology, knowledge representation, Meta-ontology, philosophy},
pubstate = {published},
tppubtype = {inproceedings}
}