Aristotelian Ontologies and OWL Modeling

Aristotelian Ontologies and OWL Modeling

Marcus Spies (Innsbruck University, Austria) and Christophe Roche (Université de Savoie, France)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-660-0.ch002
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This chapter shows how the Aristotelian or epistemological approach to ontologies can be understood in the framework of recent domain ontology modeling languages like the Web ontology language (OWL). After a short introduction to the specific properties of the Aristotelian approach to ontological modelling, we discuss one detailed example of a reformulation of such an ontology with OWL. In the final discussion, we give some indications concerning the differences in applying an epistemological vs. a more common object oriented approach to domain knowledge engineering in practice.

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