Domain Specific Ontology

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A domain specific ontology is an ontology that is a domain-specific KB.





Depending on the scope of the ontology, ontology may be classified as follows (see also figure above):
  • upper, generic, top-level ontology - describing general knowledge, such as what is time and what is space
  • domain ontology - describing a domain, such as medical domain or electrical engineering domain, or narrower domains, such as personal computers domain
  • task - ontology suitable for a specific task, such as assembling parts together
  • application - ontology developed for a specific application, such as assembling personal computers



  • (Mizoguchi et al., 1995) ⇒ R. Mizoguchi J. Van Welkenhuysen, and M. Ikeda. (1995). “Task Ontology for Reuse of Problem Solving Knowledge.” Towards Very Large Knowledge Bases, N.J.I. Mars, ed., IOS Press.
  • (Mahesh and Nirenburg, 1995) ⇒ Kavi Mahesh, and Sergei Nirenburg (1995). “A Situated Ontology for Practical NLP.” In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Basic Ontological Issues in Knowledge Sharing, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 1995).