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A Common Foundational Theory for Bridging Two Levels in Ontology-Driven Conceptual Modeling

  • Giancarlo Guizzardi
  • Veruska Zamborlini
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Abstract

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the use of Foundational Ontologies, i.e., ontological theories in the philosophical sense to provide real-world semantics and principled modeling guidelines for conceptual domain modeling languages. In this paper, we demonstrate how a philosophically sound and cognitively-oriented ontological theory of objects and moments (property-instances) has been used to: (i) (re)design a system of modeling primitives underlying the conceptual domain modeling language OntoUML; (ii) derive supporting technology for mapping these conceptual domain models to less-expressive computationally-oriented codification languages. In particular, we address here a mapping strategy to OWL (Web Ontology Language) which addresses the issue of temporally changing information.

Keywords

Ontological Foundations Conceptual Domain Modeling Temporally Changing Information UFO OntoUML OWL 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giancarlo Guizzardi
    • 1
  • Veruska Zamborlini
    • 1
  1. 1.Ontology and Conceptual Modeling Research Group (NEMO), Computer Science DepartmentFederal University of Espírito Santo (UFES)Brazil

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