Frequently Asked Questions

What is an ontology?

An ontology is an explicit specification of a conceptualisation. That is, it contains definitions of the concepts which exist in some body of knowledge. An ontology normally includes a taxonomy, which represents sub- and super-class relationships between concepts. An ontology can also include other associations or relations between concepts. An ontology may also include instances, which are individuals that are members of some of the classes defined in the ontology.