Summa Contra Ontologiam

  title={Summa Contra Ontologiam},
  author={Simone Santini},
  booktitle={EDBT Workshops},
This paper is a critical analysis of the concept of ontology thus as it is used in contemporary computing science. It identifies three main problems with such a concept, two of which are intrinsic to it and one of which is extrinsic, so to speak, being related to the use that of ontology is made in applications. The first problem with ontology is that the only accepted definition of its main artifact is teleological rather than structural as it would be proper in computing science. The second… CONTINUE READING

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