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El 21/06/2012 16:19, Juan de Nadie escribió:
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I'm a novice in the practice of ontology engineering, and
recently I found some challenges in my projects. I think that
this forum could help me to answer some questions that have
1-There are some book (or other media) that deal with the
subject of ontology design patterns, in a compreensive way?
- the Ontology Design Pattern portal:
- the chapter "Ontology Design Patterns" at the Handbook on
Ontologies (Second Edition):
- the chapter about ontology design patterns "Pattern-Based
Ontology Design" at the Ontology Engineering in a Networked World
(book published by Springer)
There are different ways in which you can model roles, depending on
the details you need to represent.
2-What is the status of the modeling of roles (for instance:
teacher, student, engineer, as roles of Person) in the state of
the art in the ontology engineering?
At the ODP portal you can find a pattern with one of the
In some sense top-level ontologies and foundational ontologies can
be considered to be more or less the same.
3-In some of my incursions in the field I have encountered
some so-called top ontologies, and foundations ontologies. But,
I'm not sure about the competence of this kinds of ontologies.
--Top ontologies and foundational ontologies are the same
type of ontology with different names?
You can find a technical report comparing some upper ontologies at
--There is some reference that discusses and/or compares
different top/foundational ontologies? I know tha some of this
ontologies are: DOLCE, SUMO, GFO, UFO, etc. I used the UFO in
some recent projects. There are others?
I hope this help you.
--In my brief practice in the field, seems to me that using
some of this top/foundational ontologies, we commit with some
ontological notions that have implications in the design of
domain ontologies. For instance, in UFO, there is a clear design
pattern to model Roles. I am correct about this? The others
top/foundational ontologies embody the same implications in the
design of domain ontologies?
Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa.
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