KR-2002 Panel/Debate. Are Upper-Level Ontologies worth the effort? Chris Welty, IBM Research. What is Ontology? [Smith & Welty, 2001]. A discipline of Philosophy Meta-physics dates back to Artistotle Ontology dates back to 17th century The science of what is One universe - one ontology
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Are Upper-Level Ontologies worth the effort?
Chris Welty, IBM Research
a collection of taxonomies
a set of text files
a collection of frames
without automated reasoning
with automated reasoningWhat is an Ontology?[Welty, Uschold, Gruninger, Lehmann & McGuinness, 1999]