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- AKA: Ontology Edge.
- See: Ontology Relation Instance.
- (Hirst, 2004) ⇒ Graeme Hirst. (2004). “Ontology and the Lexicon.” In: Steffen Staab, Rudi Studer (Eds.). “Handbook on Ontologies.” Springer. ISBN:3-540-40834-7
- SUMMARY: A lexicon is a linguistic object and hence is not the same thing as an ontology, which is non-linguistic. Nonetheless, word senses are in many ways similar to ontological concepts and the relationships found between word senses resemble the relationships found between concepts. Although the arbitrary and semi-arbitrary distinctions made by natural languages limit the degree to which these similarities can be exploited, a lexicon can nonetheless serve in the development of an ontology, especially in a technical domain.