YAMATO : Yet Another More Advanced Top-level Ontology
Riichiro Mizoguchi, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST)
YAMATO is a foundational ontology built and maintained by Dr.Riichiro Mizoguchi (JAIST Profile, Publications (Osaka University Site)).
It was first built in 1999. Since then, it has been refined and revised several times. An introduction to YAMATO is found in this article. The underlying philosophy is extensively discussed in the book entitled "Ontological Engineering", published by Ohm-sha in 2005 (in Japanese).
YAMATO's features are in three theories on:
Item (1) is discussed in section 3 of this YAMATO article, item (2) in section 4 as well as in [Mizoguchi 2004], and item (3) in [Galton 2009]. Althought they are not reflected in YAMATO, the ontology of function is presented in [Kitamura 2006] and the theory of roles in [Mizoguchi 2007].
- Quality and Quantity
- Representations (content-bearing things)
- Objects, Processes and Events
The current version of YAMATO has been used in several
projects such as the development of medical ontology [Kou 2008]; ontology of
learning and instructional theories, the first such ontology in the
community [OMNIBUS]; the ontology of genomics (GXO) [Masuya 2009]; modeling
of mobile users' behavior [Sasajima 2008]; functional ontology [Kitamura 2006], etc.
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Download Articles and Ontology
- Riichiro Mizoguchi and Fumiaki Toyoshima: YAMATO: Yet-Another More Advanced
Top-level Ontology, Applied Ontology (Under review:Article).
- Mizoguchi, R., Kitamura, Y., Borgo, S. A unifying definition for artifact and biological functions, Applied Ontology, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 129-154, June 22, 2016. Article (publisher site)
- Mizoguchi, R., Galton, A., Kitamura, Y., Kozaki, K. Families of roles: A new theory of occurrent-dependent roles, Applied Ontology, vol. 10, no. 3-4, pp.367-399, IOS Press, 2015. Article (publisher)
- [Borgo & Mizoguchi 2014] Borgo, S., and Mizoguchi, R. A First-order Formalization of Event, Object, Process and Role in YAMATO, Formal Ontology in Information Systems - Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference, FOIS 2014, September, 22-25, 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications 267, pp.79-92, IOS Press 2014. Article (publisher)
- [Galton 2009] Galton, A. and Mizoguchi, R.: The water falls but the waterfall does not fall -- New perspectives on objects, processes and events, Journal of Applied Ontology, Vol.4, No.2, pp.71-107, IOS Press, 2009. Article (publisher)
- [Masuya 2009] Masuya, H. and Mizoguchi, R. Toward integration of mouse phenotype information, The 2nd Interdisciplinary Ontology Conference, Tokyo, Japan, pp.35-44, 2009.
- [Kou 08] Kou,H. et al. A Fundamental Consideration toward Development of Medical Ontology, Proc. of the 22nd Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, 2E3-01, 2008(in Japanese).
- [Mizoguchi 2007] Mizoguchi R., Sunagawa E., Kozaki K. and Kitamura Y.: A
Model of Roles within an Ontology Development Tool: Hozo, J. of Applied Ontology, Vol.2, No.2, pp.159-179. Sep. 2007.
- [Kitamura 2006] Kitamura, Y., Koji, Y., and Mizoguchi, R. An Ontological Model of Device Function: Industrial Deployment and Lessons Learned, Journal of Applied Ontology (Special issue on Formal Ontology Meets Industry), Vol. 1, No. 3-4, pp. 237-262, 2006. Article (publisher), Article (PDF, preprint)
- [Mizoguchi 2004] Mizoguchi, R. Tutorial on ontological engineering -
Part 3: Advanced course of ontological engineering, New Generation Computing, OhmSha & Springer, Vol.22, No.2, pp.198-220, 2004. Article (publisher)
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