Discussion on . Against Idiosynchrasy in Ontology Development by Barry Smith. …and responses from Matthew West. Background. The “possible individuals”. Barry Smith Julian Park Distinguished Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at the University at Buffalo
…and responses from Matthew West
The “possible individuals”
Example: ISO 15926-2 definition for namespace
A namespace is a class_of_arrangement_of_individualwhere the class_of_wholeand class_of_partare members of class_of_information_representationand the part is the most significant part of the whole that is the namespace.
Source: ISO 15926-2
What makes an Ontology an Upper Ontology?
Barry Smith’s Principals
According to Smith, ISO 15926 is more like a coding scheme such as the Standard Algebraic Notation for Chess…which is not an ontology of chess.