General Ontology - GO
General Ontology is a proposal to illustrate a top-level ontology over a multiplicity of domain specific ontologies. It builds upon advances in AI and philosophy in the late 90s.
General Ontology is a top-level ontology over a multiplicity of domain specific ontologies.
For any area of a special-purpose ontology, it is possible to make changes like these to move toward greater generality. An obvious question then arises: do all these ontologies converge on a general-purpose ontology? The answer is, "Possibly." In this section, we will present one version, representing a synthesis of ideas from many knowledge representation efforts in AI and philosophy. (p. 227)
If we say that all instances of the category Food are and if we assert that Fruit is a subclass of Food and Apples is a subclass of Fruit, then we know '. that every apple is edible. (p. 230)
Notice that because Tomatoes is a category, and is a member of , then must be a category of categories. One can even have categories of categories of categories, but they are not much use. (p. 231)
Russell, Stuart J and Norvig, Peter, “Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach”, Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs (NJ), 1995