Definitions Edit

An ontology

[is] the systematic description of a given phenomenon, often includes a controlled vocabulary and relationships, captures nuances in meaning and enables knowledge sharing and reuse.[1]
can be conceptualized as a graphic model, representing a semantic relationship between entities. Ontologies are semantic models constrained to follow different levels of logic models.[2]

References Edit

  1. National Science Foundation, Cyberinfrastructure Council, Cyberinfrastructure Vision for 21st Century Discovery, at 18 (Mar. 2007) (full-text).
  2. NIST Big Data Interoperability Framework, Vol. 1, at 12.

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