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Title Representation of Atypical Entities in Ontologies
Authors Christophe Jouis and Julien Bourdaillet
Abstract This paper is a contribution to formal ontology study. Some entities belong more or less to a class. In particular, some individual entities are attached to classes whereas they do not check all the properties of the class. To specify whether an individual entity belonging to a class is typical or not, we borrow the topological concepts of interior, border, closure, and exterior. We define a system of relations by adapting these topological operators. A scale of typicality, based on topology, is introduced. It enables to define levels of typicality where individual entities are more or less typical elements of a concept.
Language Language-independent
Topics Ontologies, Knowledge representation, Semantics
Full paper Representation of Atypical Entities in Ontologies
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Bibtex @InProceedings{JOUIS08.43,
  author = {Christophe Jouis and Julien Bourdaillet},
  title = {Representation of Atypical Entities in Ontologies},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08)},
  year = {2008},
  month = {may},
  date = {28-30},
  address = {Marrakech, Morocco},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair), Khalid Choukri, Bente Maegaard, Joseph Mariani, Jan Odijk, Stelios Piperidis, Daniel Tapias},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {2-9517408-4-0},
  note = {},
  language = {english}

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