YAMATO : Yet Another More Advanced Top-level Ontology

Riichiro Mizoguchi ISIR,Osaka University

This upper ontology has been built and maintained by Riichiro Mizoguchi. YAMATO was first built in 1999. Since then, it has been refined and revised several times. Rough introduction to YAMATO is found this article. The underlying philosophy is extensively discussed in my book on "Ontological Engineering" published from Ohm-sha in 2005(in Japanese). YAMATO's features are found in the following three theories on: Item (1) is discussed in section 3 of the article. Item (2) is discussed in section 4 and [Mizoguchi 2004] and item (3) is in [Galton 2009]. Althought they are not reflected in YAMATO, ontology of function is found in [Kitamura 2006] and theory of roles is found in [Mizoguchi 2007].

The current version of YAMATO has been extensively used in several projects such as development of medical ontology[Kou 2008], ontology of learning and instructional theories which is the first ontology in the community [OMNIBUS], ontology of genomics (GXO) [Masuya 2009], modeling of mobile users' behavior[Sasajima 2008], functional ontology[Kitamura 2006], etc.

Any comments and questions are welcome. Please contact <miz@ei.sanken.osaka-u.ac.jp>

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[Galton 2009] Galton, A. and R. Mizoguchi: 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, 2009.
[Kitamura 2006] Yoshinobu Kitamura, Yusuke Koji and Riichiro Mizoguchi: An Ontological Model of Device Function: Industrial Deployment and Lessons Learned, Journal of Applied Ontology (Special issue on gFormal Ontology Meets Industryh), Vol. 1, No. 3-4, pp. 237-262, 2006.
[Kou 08] Hiroko Kou, 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).
[Masuya 2009] Hiroshi Masuya and Riichiro Mizoguchi: Toward integration of mouse phenotype information, The 2nd Interdisciplinary Ontology Conference, Tokyo, Japan, pp.35-44, 2009
[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.
[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.

Contact: miz@ei.sanken.osaka-u.ac.jp
Last Update:2010/12/15