Ontology Basics

[German title: Grundlagen: Ontologie]

Written by Dave McComb, Semantic Arts, Inc.
The Data Administration Newsletter, July 2006

Abstract: At the time of this writing almost no enterprises in North America have a formal enterprise ontology. Yet we believe that within a few years this will become one of the foundational pieces to most information system work within major enterprises. In this paper, we will explain just what an enterprise ontology is and, more importantly, what you can expect to use it for and what you should be looking for to distinguish a good ontology from a merely adequate one.

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