Ontologies: principles, methods and applications

@article{Uschold1996OntologiesPM,
  title={Ontologies: principles, methods and applications},
  author={Michael Uschold and Michael Gr{\"u}ninger},
  journal={The Knowledge Engineering Review},
  year={1996},
  volume={11},
  pages={93 - 136}
}
Abstract This paper is intended to serve as a comprehensive introduction to the emerging field concerned with the design and use of ontologies. We observe that disparate backgrounds, languages, tools and techniques are a major barrier to effective communication among people, organisations and/or software understanding (i.e. an “ontology”) in a given subject area, can improve such communication, which in turn, can give rise to greater reuse and sharing, inter-operability, and more reliable… 

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