Supporting ontological analysis of taxonomic relationships

  title={Supporting ontological analysis of taxonomic relationships},
  author={Christopher A. Welty and Nicola Guarino},
  journal={Data Knowl. Eng.},
Ontology is a discipline of Philosophy whose name dates back hundreds of years and whose practice dates back to Aristotle. Ontology is the study of the existence and nature of things, and includes questions such as, “what is a castle?” and “what is a hole?” The answers to these questions shed light on how we perceive and interact with the world. There is a subtle distinction between Ontology and Epistemology, which is the study of knowledge and knowing. By the early 1980s, researchers in AI and… CONTINUE READING