This paper describes an ontology for process representation. The ontology provides a vocabulary of classes and relations at a level above the primitive event-instance, object-instance and timepoint description. The design of this ontology balances two main concerns: to provide a concise set of useful abstractions of process, and to provide an adequate formal semantics for these abstractions. The aim of conciseness is to support knowledge authoring - ideally a domain expert should be able to author knowledge in the ontology - providing a sufficiently advanced toolset and interface has been implemented to support this task.


Domain Expert Defense Advance Research Project Agency Event Instance Process Ontology Constraint Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stuart Aitken
    • 1
  • Jon Curtis
    • 2
  1. 1.Artificial Intelligence Applications InstituteUniversity of EdinburghUK
  2. 2.Cycorp Inc.Austin

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