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Building Ontologies With Basic Formal Ontology

Robert Arp, Barry Smith, and Andrew D. Spear


The potential of information-driven disciplines such as biology and clinical science can be realized only if those involved in the production and analysis of data can successfully build upon each other’s work. The quantity and heterogeneity of the data being produced raises challenges to this goal, and so also does the tendency of different communities to describe their data in different, sometimes ad hoc, ways. If computers are effectively to exploit the results of scientific research and enable interoperability among diverse data repositories, then a strategy is needed to counteract such ten ... More

Keywords: Applied Ontology, Basic Formal Ontology (BFO), interoperability, Ontology Web Language (OWL), principles of best practice for ontology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780262527811
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262527811.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Arp, author
U.S. Army

Barry Smith, author

Andrew D. Spear, author