Problems in Ontology

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PHI 531 Seminar 3 Credit Hours

Problems in Ontology

Faculty: Barry Smith

Mondays, 4-6pm, Fall 2012, Park 141, UB North Campus

First session: August 29, 2012

This seminar will discuss a variety of problems in theoretical and applied ontology, paying special attention to applications in the areas of biology and medicine on the one hand, and defense and security on the other. Ontologies to be considered will include: • Basic Formal Ontology • Information Artifact Ontology • The Gene Ontology and other ontologies in the OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies) Foundry • Universal Core Semantic Layer • The Environment Ontology

Literature: Introductory readings are provided here