A new approach to Ontology

Ontology should be based on science, not on philosophy…

An Ontology of Everything?

An impossible pipe dream right? Maybe not…

Taxis won’t get you there

Taxonomic thinking prevents ‘real’ data integration and limits insights…

The Rest is all Semantics

Much of this post and the illustrations within are taken from a Semantic Web lecture by John Davies, BT.    The motivation behind the semantic web, for which OWL is the current underpinnings, was essentially to find…

Don’t Point, it’s Rued

Pointers ultimately cause schisms and should be outlawed…

Drinking From a Fire Hydrant

This post on information overload is part 3 of a sequence.  To get to the start click here. More and more our lives and interactions occur in the digital world, not the analog world for which our…

Ziggurats but not Pyramids

Truncated [knowledge] pyramids are great for human sacrifices…

The Knowledge Pyramid

Before future posts can discuss true ontologies and how they fit into the range of computing systems, and most particularly how ontology-based systems differ fundamentally from todays taxonomy-level systems, we need to examine the information systems…