Applied ontology 1 (17):167-210 (2022)

Tiago Prince Sales
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Daniele Porello
Università degli Studi di Genova
The Unified Foundational Ontology (UFO) was developed over the last two decades by consistently putting together theories from areas such as formal ontology in philosophy, cognitive science, linguistics, and philosophical logics. It comprises a number of micro-theories addressing fundamental conceptual modeling notions, including entity types and relationship types. The aim of this paper is to summarize the current state of UFO, presenting a formalization of the ontology, along with the analysis of a number of cases to illustrate the application of UFO and facilitate its comparison with other foundational ontologies in this special issue. (The cases originate from the First FOUST Workshop – the Foundational Stance, an international forum dedicated to Foundational Ontology research.)
Keywords UFO  OntoUML  foundational ontology  ontological analysis  formal ontology
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DOI 10.3233/ao-210256
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