Ontologies: borrowing from software patterns

Vladan Devedzic
1999 Intelligence (New York, N.Y.)  
Blue-colored phrases are candidates for callouts. Also, a couple of phrases in the beginning of the article are shown in larger font on purpose (as lead-in). The heart of ontologies and the quintessence of software patterns Ontologies allow us to relate things by virtue of the relations between their constituents [Lenat, 1995] . Things, objects and concepts have their meanings, goals, functions, functionalities, components, structure, and other characteristics. In most of cases ontologies have
more » ... he form of networks of categories/classes of concepts, with an explicit representation of hierarchy/inheritance among them. Along with these abstraction hierarchies, an ontology represents the vocabulary of the problem domain, different kinds of relationships between its
doi:10.1145/318964.318968 fatcat:iptluqez6zedxmo7ehjgxa6wri