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In computer science and information science, an ontology is a formal representation of knowledge as a set of concepts within a domain, and the relationships between those concepts. It is used to reason about the entities within that domain, and may be used to describe the domain. Its meaning is vastly different from the word Ontology in philosophy. In theory, an ontology is a "formal, explicit specification of a shared conceptualisation". An ontology provides a shared vocabulary, which can be used to model a domain - that is, the type of objects and/or concepts that exist, and their properties and relations. Ontologies are the structural frameworks for organizing information and are used in artificial intelligence, the Semantic Web, systems engineering, software engineering, biomedical informatics, library science, enterprise bookmarking, and information architecture as a form of knowledge representation about the world or some part of it. The creation of domain ontologies is also fundamental to the definition and use of an enterprise architecture framework. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Ontology)

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  • Number of articles referring to 'ontologies': 69 (4.0% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'ontologies' across all Ariadne articles: 230
  • Average number of references to 'ontologies' per Ariadne article: 3.33
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'ontologies': 1997-03
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  1. john maccoll (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. sophia ananiadou (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. paul watry (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. julia chruszcz (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. john keane (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Abstract Modelling of Digital Identifiers

Nick Nicholas, Nigel Ward and Kerry Blinco present an information model of digital identifiers, to help bring clarity to the vocabulary debates from which this field has suffered.

January 2010, issue62, feature article

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