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Re: [ontac-forum] ISO 15926 and BFO

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From: "Smith, Barry" <phismith@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2005 19:49:23 +0100
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There are no concepts in BFO. (Ontology is not psychology or 
linguistics.) BFO is a top-level ontology, with 38 types (universals, 
categories, kinds, classes), described here:    (01)

http://ontology.buffalo.edu/bfo/    (02)

It serves as the top-level ontology of the Foundational Model of 
Anatomy, with some 72,000 types, and a complete ontology of 
biomedical entities is currently being constructed on its basis. See    (03)

http://ontology.buffalo.edu/bio/ISMB/ISMB_Bio-ontologies.pdf    (04)

Not least important is    (05)

http://genomebiology.com/2005/6/5/R46    (06)

which describes the BFO ontology of relations (recently adopted by 
the Open Biomedical Ontologies consortium). Uniquely, among existing 
contributions, the BFO Relation Ontology allows the drawing of a 
clear distinction between relations on the level of instances (e.g. 
between your heart and your body) and relations on the level of types 
(e.g. between the type human heart and the type human body).    (07)

BS    (08)

At 06:18 PM 11/19/2005, you wrote:
>ISO 15926 is an ontology developed to be an ontology about Gas and 
>Oil Production facilities.
>Is there a subset of this that has all Gas and Oil Production 
>concepts removed.  If so, or it not, what might be the size of the 
>set of concepts.
>What is the set of the set of concepts in BFO?
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