ontology ontology  /ɑn ˈtɑ lə dʒi/


  1. (n) (computer science) a rigorous and exhaustive organization of some knowledge domain that is usually hierarchical and contains all the relevant entities and their relations
  2. (n) the metaphysical study of the nature of being and existence


  1. Werner Erhard, personal problems aside, will someday be realized as an innovator and a genius in the field of ontology, the study of being.
  2. In his theoretical view, this means introducing a new dimensionontology.
  3. This Platonic ontology can be argued, but Plato himself was in no doubt that this theory was the enemy of art.


  • This Week in Nucleic Acids Research

    In Nucleic Acids Research this week: Human Phenotype Ontology project update, pan-genomic patterns, and more.
    on November 13, 2013     Source: GenomeWeb News

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  1. That technology, Ms. Dyson said, is "not so much a search engine, but an ontology engine," with a capability to find and identify concepts in health and not just sort through works and Web links.
    on Feb 26, 2007 By: Esther Dyson Source: New York Times

  2. "We set out five years ago with the famous layer cake diagram, saying we're going to need RDF (resource description framework) as a data language, we're going to need an ontology language, we're going to need query and rules languages. We've been...
    on May 24, 2006 By: Tim Berners-Lee Source: ZDNet

  3. "We've had this decades-long program of top-down metadata. People (were asked) to go out and become familiar with one ontology and to make sure data is categorised like this. But people are not very good at this," said Cory Doctorow, an editor...
    on Nov 16, 2005 By: Cory Doctorow Source: ZDNet UK

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