Situation-Dependent Ontology

  • Dean S. HartleyIII
Part of the Understanding Complex Systems book series (UCS)


Technically, the situation-dependent ontology is intimately connected to the situation-independent ontology. However, we will limit the discussion of the situation-dependent ontology to those parts that are additions to the situation-independent ontology. These additions include knowledge structures and the instantiations related to a particular situation that populate the structures.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dean S. HartleyIII
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  1. 1.Hartley ConsultingOak RidgeUSA

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