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Ontology-Driven Conceptual Modelling: Advanced Concepts

  • Nicola Guarino
  • Luc Schneider
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2503)

Abstract

There is a growing awareness amongst conceptual modellers that their tools (languages and methodologies) are in need of theoretical elucidation and foundation. Conceptual modeling frameworks, e.g. ER or UML, presuppose ontological notions such as entity, object, class, attribute, association, and aggregation, which are still used in a more or less intuitive und unreflected way. Furthermore, the design and maintenance of large scale information systems presupposes well-understood and reusable top-level ontologies.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicola Guarino
    • 1
  • Luc Schneider
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Cognitive Sciences and TechnologiesNational Research CouncilPadovaItaly

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