Grounding for an Enterprise Computing Nomenclature Ontology
We aim to lay the basis for a unified architecture for enterprise computer nomenclatures by providing the grounding ontology based upon the BORO Foundational Ontology. We start to lower two significant barriers within the computing community to making progress in this area; a lack of a broad appreciation of the nature and practice of nomenclature and a lack of recognition of some specific technical, philosophical issues that nomenclatures raise. We provide an overview of the grounding ontology and how it can be implemented in a system. We focus on the issue that arises when tokens lead to the overlap of the represented domain and its system representation – system-domain-overlap – and how this can be resolved.
KeywordsEnterprise computing nomenclature ontology Nomenclature Identifier Identifier inscription Identifying space Foundational Ontology BORO System-domain-overlap Type-token distinction Type-token-occurrence distinction Use-mention distinction Paper tools
We want to thank Salvatore Florio and Mesbah Khan for all their help in developing this paper.
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