Journal of Logic, Language and Information

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 5-31

First online:

Zooming In, Zooming Out

  • PATRICK BLACKBURNAffiliated withComputerlinguistik, Universität des Saarlandes
  • , Maarten De RijkeAffiliated withDepartment of Computer Science, University of Warwick

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This is an exploratory paper about combining logics, combining theories and combining structures. Typically when one applies logic to such areas as computer science, artificial intelligence or linguistics, one encounters hybrid ontologies. The aim of this paper is to identify plausible strategies for coping with ontological richness.

Combinations of logics complex structures mathematics of modeling modularity modal logic representation languages transfer results