Theory and Applications of Ontology: Computer Applications

  • Roberto Poli
  • Michael Healy
  • Achilles Kameas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Leo Obrst
    Pages 27-66
  3. Yannis Kalfoglou, Marco Schorlemmer
    Pages 101-114
  4. Samir Tartir, I. Budak Arpinar, Amit P. Sheth
    Pages 115-130
  5. Lambrini Seremeti, Achilles Kameas
    Pages 131-154
  6. Konstantinos Kotis, George Vouros
    Pages 155-173
  7. John Davies
    Pages 197-229
  8. Christiane Fellbaum
    Pages 231-243
  9. Adam Pease, John Li
    Pages 245-258
  10. Cyc
    Douglas Foxvog
    Pages 259-278
  11. Stefano Borgo, Claudio Masolo
    Pages 279-295
  12. Janet Kelso, Robert Hoehndorf, Kay Prüfer
    Pages 347-371
  13. John A. Bateman
    Pages 393-409
  14. Peter Rittgen
    Pages 411-428
  15. Knut Hinkelmann, Barbara Thönssen, Daniela Wolff
    Pages 429-462
  16. Robert E. Kent
    Pages 533-563
  17. Michael Johnson, Robert Rosebrugh
    Pages 565-576

About this book


Ontology was once understood to be the philosophical inquiry into the structure of reality: the analysis and categorization of ‘what there is’. Recently, however, a field called ‘ontology’ has become part of the rapidly growing research industry in information technology. The two fields have more in common than just their name.

Theory and Applications of Ontology is a two-volume anthology that aims to further an informed discussion about the relationship between ontology in philosophy and ontology in information technology. It fills an important lacuna in cutting-edge research on ontology in both fields, supplying stage-setting overview articles on history and method, presenting directions of current research in either field, and highlighting areas of productive interdisciplinary contact.

Theory and Applications of Ontology: Computer Applications presents ontology in ways that philosophers are not likely to find elsewhere. The volume offers an overview of current research in ontology, distinguishing basic conceptual issues, domain applications, general frameworks, and mathematical formalisms. It introduces the reader to current research on frameworks and applications in information technology in ways that are sure to invite reflection and constructive responses from ontologists in philosophy.


Applied ontology Category theory Computer science Cyc Logical modelling Semantics ontology semantic web

Editors and affiliations

  • Roberto Poli
    • 1
  • Michael Healy
    • 2
  • Achilles Kameas
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipto. Sociologia e Ricerca SocialeUniversita di TrentoTrentoItaly
  2. 2.SeattleUSA
  3. 3.Computer Technology InstituteHellenic Open University &PatrasGreece

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