Basic Formal Ontology 2.0

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Summer 2012

1 Credit Hour

Venue to be announced

The course will provide an introduction to the content of Basic Formal Ontology (BFO) and to the use of BFO in ontology development.

Topics to be treated will include:

  • The BFO architecture
  • Instances and universals
  • Continuants and occurrents
  • Dependence and independence
  • Generic dependence and information entities
  • Processes and process profiles

The course will take place on the weekend of August 18-19, 2012, with follow-up meetings as necessary for those taking the course for credit.

Background information concerning BFO is available [http://www.ifomis.uni-saarland.de/bfo/ here Participation in the Introduction to Protégé course is strongly advised for those with no background in computational ontology development.