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An Outline of a Formal Ontology of Genres

  • Pawel Garbacz
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4092)

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to specify the ontological commitments of the theory of document genres proposed by J. Yates and W. Orlikowski. To this end, I construct a formal ontology of documents and genres in which to define the notions presupposed in the genre discourse. For the sake of decreasing ambiguity and confusion, I briefly describe the primitive terms in which this ontology is formulated.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pawel Garbacz
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  1. 1.The John Paul II Catholic University of LublinPoland

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