BARRY SMITH

Building Ontologies      This book addresses the important, 2000 year old challenge of how to soundly formalize the content and organization of scientific knowledge. As a user and teacher of ontological methods in medicine and engineering, I have for years warned my students that the design of domain ontologies is a black art with no theoretical foundations and few practical principles. Without progress on the problem, I argue, many fields ranging from informatics and computer science to AI and cognitive science will struggle to achieve their enormous potential, or to do so in a way that is convincing or safe. I now have a much more positive story for my students. Arp, Smith, and Spear have pulled together years of experience and lessons learned in diverse application domains into a treasure trove of guidance and good practice for the ontology builder. In the journey from black art to a truly scientific theory for ontology design, this book is an important milestone. (John Fox, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford; Director, OpenClinical)


Contents
Amazon
MIT Press
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Teaching (Fall 2016): Biomedical Ontology Teaching (Online, Spring 2017): Applied Ontology
Clinical Terminology Shock and Awe
5th Clinical and Translational Science Ontology Workshop, Buffalo, NY, September 7-8, 2016
Turbine Engine Technology (TETS)
Dayton, OH, September 12-15, 2016
ZiF-Konferenz: Big Data
Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld, October 25, 2016
Normative Drawings and Deontic Artifacts
University of Cagliari, Sardinia, October 27-28, 2016

Video Presentations and Training Materials

Basic Formal Ontology 2.0 (2015)
The Emotion Ontology (2015)
About Aboutness (2015)
Towards an Ontology of Philosophy (2015)
Metaphysics After Darwin (2015)
Commanding and Other Social Acts (2015)
How to Build an Imaging Ontology (2015
Ontology of Poker (2014)

The Ontology of Disease (2014)
Document Acts and the Ontology of Social Reality (2014)

Mind, Language and Emotions (2014)
Semantics of Biodiversity (2013)
Massively Planned Social Agency (2013)
Information Ontologies for the Intelligence Community (2013)
Intelligence, Defense and Security (2012)
Video Introductions to Ontology


Department of Philosophy

Vita: Long / Short / NIH

Ontology Research Group (ORG)

University at Buffalo

Publications / PubMed / Google Scholar

 National Center for Ontological Research (NCOR)

Contact

HL7 Watch / FHIR and Ontology

ImmPort: Bioinformatics for the Future of Immunology

Varia

Buffalo Ontology Site

Institute for Formal Ontology and Medical Information Science (IFOMIS)

FORMAL ONTOLOGY

Basic Formal Ontology (BFO)

A Realist Logic with Applications

 Individuals, Universals and Collections

Substances, Accidents and Universals

Granular Partitions

Fiat Objects

Dependence Relations

Mereotopology

Functions in Basic Formal Ontology

Framework for Formal Ontology

ONTOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

Ontological Realism

Ontology Terminology

Ontology as Reality Representation

Ontology: An Introduction

Referent Tracking

Ontology (Science)

BIOMEDICAL ONTOLOGY, TERMINOLOGY AND EHRS

The OBO Foundry

Ontology for Biomedical Investigations

EHRs and Medical Terminologies

Biomedical Imaging Ontologies

Relations in Biomedical Ontologies

Infectious Disease Ontology

Immunology Ontologies

Neurological Disease Ontology

BIOLOGICAL ONTOLOGY

Gene Ontology

Protein Ontology

Plant Ontology

Biodiversity

Embryontology

Planteome/ Common Reference Ontologies for Plant Science (CROPS)

GEOSPATIAL ONTOLOGY

Geographic Ontology
Buffalo Geographic Norms

Do Mountains Exist?

Ontological Tools for Geographic Representation

Ontology of Real Estate

The Ontology of the Eruv

Environment Ontology

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Sustainable Development Goals Interface Ontology (SDGIO) - Press notice

INTELLIGENCE, DEFENSE AND SECURITY ONTOLOGY

 Ontology for the Intelligence Analyst

Data Integration through Semantic Enhancement

Horizontal Integration of Intelligence Data

Joint Doctrine Ontology and Military Information Systems Interoperability

Universal Core Semantic Layer

IAO-Intel: An Ontology of Information Artifacts in the Intelligence Domain

An Ontological Approach to Territorial Disputes

A Multi-INT Semantic Reasoning Framework for Intelligence Analysis Support

Ontological Support for Living Plan Specification, Execution and Evaluation

Space Object Ontology

COGNITIVE, LINGUISTIC AND SOCIAL ONTOLOGY

 Emotion Ontology

Mental Functioning Ontology

Ontology of Mental Disease

Information Artifact Ontology

 Roman Ingarden:

Ontology and Theory of Literature

Speech Act Theory

Document Acts / Document Ontology

Reference and Intentionality

Social Objects / Austrian Economics

PHILOSOPHICAL ONTOLOGY

Against Fantology

The Philosophome

Truthmakers

BOOKS

John Searle
The Cambridge Companion to Husserl
Austrian Economics

Building Ontologies with Basic Formal Ontology