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What Are Ontologies, and Why Do We Need Them?
January/February 1999 (vol. 14 no. 1)
pp. 20-26
This survey provides a conceptual introduction to ontologies and their role in information systems and AI. The authors also discuss how ontologies clarify the domain's structure of knowledge and enable knowledge sharing. The authors point to the somewhat different roles ontologies play in information systems, natural language understanding, and knowledge-based systems.
Citation:
B. Chandrasekaran, John R. Josephson, V. Richard Benjamins, "What Are Ontologies, and Why Do We Need Them?," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 20-26, Jan.-Feb. 1999, doi:10.1109/5254.747902
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