Worked example in the semiotic domain of RDFS idioms from the Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist. Uses TopBraid Composer as the modeling environement.
Archive for the ‘pellet’ Category
Demonstrates the value of Perice’s semiotics in ontology alignment and unification. It shows that a) OWL SameAs is a degenerate case of using a global semiotic domain ontology based on Peirce’s thirdness or mediation; b) the semiotic domain provides deeper insights into how machine understanding can model human understanding; and c) how to use type inferencing with the Pellet description logic reasoner. There’s much more to be done than what this small example demonstrates. This example is just the beginning of developing a semiotic domain.
I make available for all to use an OWL ontology of Charles Sander’s Perice’s “On a New List of Categories” under a Creative Commons By license. In this early manuscript (1868), we see the foundations of his semiotics that later matures in MS 478 Sundry Logical Conceptions, MS 450 Nomenclatures and Divisions of Triadic Relations and MS 517 New Elements.