Saturday, October 24, 2020

Ruminating on Ontology

Ontology is nothing but the structure of knowledge (a language to represent knowledge). The primary objective of an Ontology is to describe the knowledge about a domain (concepts and relationships). 

In data science, ontologies can be used to create a semantic layer on top of existing data to make existing organizational data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable). 

Protege ( is an excellent free opensource tool to create ontologies. A fun example of a pizza ontology can be found here

The Web Ontology Language (OWL) is a suite of knowledge representation languages for authoring ontologies. For UML lovers, there is also a OWL profile for UML. A good example of using the OWL profile for UML is here -

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