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Authors: Lydia Silva Muñoz and Michael Grüninger

Affiliation: University of Toronto, Canada

Keyword(s): DOLCE, DOLCE-CORE, SUMO, Ontology Mapping, Ontology Verification, Upper-Level Ontology, Mereology, Topology, Mereotopology.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Artificial Intelligence ; Data Engineering ; Enterprise Information Systems ; Information Systems Analysis and Specification ; Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development ; Knowledge Representation ; Knowledge-Based Systems ; Ontologies and the Semantic Web ; Ontology Engineering ; Ontology Matching and Alignment ; Ontology Sharing and Reuse ; Symbolic Systems

Abstract: Upper-level ontologies provide an account of the most basic, domain-independent, existing entities, such as time, space, objects, and processes. Ontology verification is the process by which a theory is checked to rule out unintended models, and possibly characterize missing intended ones. In this paper, we verify the core characterization of mereotopology of the Suggested Upper Merged Ontology (SUMO), and the mereology of the Descriptive Ontology for Linguistic and Cognitive Engineering (DOLCE), while relating their axiomatizations via ontology mapping. As a result, we propose the correction and addition of some axioms to the analyzed theories which eliminate unintended models and characterize missing ones. In addition, we show by formal means which is the relation existing between the axiomatization of mereology in both upper-level ontologies, and make available a modular representation in first-order logic of the SUMO characterization of mereotopology.

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Silva Muñoz, L. and Grüninger, M. (2016). Verifying and Mapping the Mereotopology of Upper-Level Ontologies. In Proceedings of the 8th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - KEOD, (IC3K 2016) ISBN 978-989-758-203-5; ISSN 2184-3228, pages 31-42. DOI: 10.5220/0006052100310042

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title={Verifying and Mapping the Mereotopology of Upper-Level Ontologies},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 8th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - KEOD, (IC3K 2016)},
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JO - Proceedings of the 8th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management - KEOD, (IC3K 2016)
TI - Verifying and Mapping the Mereotopology of Upper-Level Ontologies
SN - 978-989-758-203-5
IS - 2184-3228
AU - Silva Muñoz, L.
AU - Grüninger, M.
PY - 2016
SP - 31
EP - 42
DO - 10.5220/0006052100310042

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