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Randall Shane's Blog – February 2017 Archive (2)

Ontologies: Practical Applications

In the previous post, "Why Ontologies", we explored concepts at a very high level about what an ontology is, and how they can be used in AI, NLP, data integration, and knowledge management applications. So what does the picture of satellites orbiting the earth have to do with…

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Added by Randall Shane on February 28, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

Why Ontologies?

In short, an ontology is the specification of a conceptualization. What does that mean from the perspective of the information sciences? Wikipedia's definition: "formal naming and definition of the types, properties, and interrelationships of the entities that really or fundamentally exist for a particular domain of discourse." This basically means, like all models, that it is a representation of what actually exists in reality. A statistical or mathematical…

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Added by Randall Shane on February 22, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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