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what is "ontology " ?
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I think the closest practical concept to an OA ontology that we have at the moment is an 'upper level ontology', a kind of programming 'language' that attempts to define 'things' in a formal way.
Here are a selection of upper-level ontologies from Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper_onto...ontologies
note that these ontologies are not necessarily intercompatible, a factor that no doubt inspired Anders to use them as the foundation of the Version War.

An upper level ontology must contain formal axioms, domains, definitions and a grammar to arrange the elements into a usable form that can be shared between different agents. Philosophers doubt that any ontology can be perfect, as there will always be room for debate, discussion and ambiguity- but it is the task of an ontology designer to reduce those ambiguities to a minimum.
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what is "ontology " ? - by mostafa - 05-28-2017, 04:40 PM
RE: what is "ontology " ? - by Alphadon - 05-28-2017, 06:49 PM
RE: what is "ontology " ? - by stevebowers - 05-28-2017, 08:04 PM
RE: what is "ontology " ? - by Avengium - 05-29-2017, 10:23 PM
RE: what is "ontology " ? - by Rynn - 05-28-2017, 11:09 PM
RE: what is "ontology " ? - by Drashner1 - 05-30-2017, 01:28 AM
RE: what is "ontology " ? - by Avengium - 05-30-2017, 07:42 PM
RE: what is "ontology " ? - by Rynn - 05-30-2017, 08:08 PM
RE: what is "ontology " ? - by Avengium - 05-30-2017, 09:40 PM
RE: what is "ontology " ? - by stevebowers - 05-31-2017, 01:16 AM
RE: what is "ontology " ? - by Avengium - 05-31-2017, 08:54 AM
RE: what is "ontology " ? - by stevebowers - 05-31-2017, 04:21 PM
RE: what is "ontology " ? - by Rynn - 06-01-2017, 01:31 AM
RE: what is "ontology " ? - by Matterplay1 - 06-01-2017, 01:34 AM
RE: what is "ontology " ? - by Avengium - 06-01-2017, 09:36 AM
RE: what is "ontology " ? - by Avengium - 06-03-2017, 01:58 AM
RE: what is "ontology " ? - by Rynn - 06-03-2017, 05:15 AM
RE: what is "ontology " ? - by centurion20000 - 07-14-2017, 02:40 AM
RE: what is "ontology " ? - by Avengium - 07-14-2017, 03:46 AM
RE: what is "ontology " ? - by centurion20000 - 07-14-2017, 09:49 AM
RE: what is "ontology " ? - by Drashner1 - 07-14-2017, 04:03 AM

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