Can an Ontologically-Oriented KO Do Without Concepts? [chapter]

Luís Machado, Graça Simões, Claudio Gnoli, Renato Souza
2020 Knowledge Organization at the Interface  
The ontological approach in the development of KOS is an attempt to overcome the limitations of the traditional epistemological approach. Questions raise about the representation and organization of ontologically-oriented KO units, such as BFO universals or ILC phenomena. The study aims to compare the ontological approaches of BFO and ILC using a hermeneutic approach. We found that the differences between the units of the two systems are primarily due to the formal level of abstraction of BFO
more » ... bstraction of BFO and the different organizations, namely the grouping of phenomena into ILC classes that represent complex compounds of entities in the BFO approach. In both systems the use of concepts is considered instrumental, although in the ILC they constitute the intersubjective component of the phenomena whereas in BFO they serve to access the entities of reality but are not part of them.
doi:10.5771/9783956507762-502 fatcat:5vu4ngux2jetblzito6dki7kvy