A note on the compatibility of part-whole relations with foundational ontologies

Keet, C. Maria (2017) A note on the compatibility of part-whole relations with foundational ontologies, Proceedings of FOUST-II: 2nd Workshop on Foundational Ontology, Joint Ontology Workshops 2017, 21-23 September 2017, Bolzano, Italy, CEUR-WS.

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Parthood in mereology is one relation, and typically is included in foundational ontologies. Some of these foundational ontologies and many domain ontologies use a plethora of parthood and part-whole relations, such as `sub process' and `portion'. This poses requirements on the foundational ontologies and, perhaps, Ontology, on what to do with these two different approaches to part-whole relations. We present an analysis of DOLCE, BFO, GFO, SUMO, GIST, and YAMATO on their inclusion and use of part-whole relations. It demonstrates there is no perfect fit with either for various reasons. We then aim to bridge this gap with an orchestration of ontologies of part-whole relations that are aligned to several foundational ontologies and such that they can be imported into other ontologies.

Item Type: Conference paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: part-whole relations, foundational ontologies, ontology engineering
Subjects: Computing methodologies > Artificial intelligence
Alternate Locations: http://www.meteck.org/files/PWcompFOUSTII17.pdf, http://ceur-ws.org
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2018
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:31
URI: http://pubs.cs.uct.ac.za/id/eprint/1244

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