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Formal ontology in information systems; proceedings.


Formal ontology in information systems; proceedings.

International Formal Ontology in Information Systems Conference (6th: 2010: Toronto, Canada) Ed. by Antony Galton and Riichiro Mizoguchi.

IOS Press


431 pages



Frontiers in artificial intelligence and applications; v.209


Formal ontology is concerned with the systematization and elaboration of computerized representations and associated reasoning techniques and is increasingly finding application across a broad range of disciplines, including artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, bioinformatics, geographic information systems, information retrieval, and the Semantic Web. In this volume, Galton (U. of Exeter, UK) and Mizoguchi (Osaka U., Japan) present 28 papers from the May 2010 sixth international conference on "Formal Ontology in Information Systems." The papers address fundamental issues, methodologies, and applications. The volume opens with the invited talks from the conference, discussing ontological lessons from the semantics of mass and count nouns, ontological diversity and representations of space, and knowledge driven software and fractal tailoring in development environments for clinical systems. The remaining papers are presented in sections on fundamentals, quality and quantity, applications, ontology building, biomedical and chemical ontologies, products and functions, and verification and evaluation.

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