Selja Seppälä and Amanda Hicks, “Enhancing terminological knowledge with upper level ontologies”, in Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Terminology and Artificial Intelligence (TIA 2015), Thierry Poibeau and Pamela Faber, Eds., CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Vol-1495, Granada, Spain, November 4-5, 2015, p. 179-182.
In this communication, we advocate the use of upper level ontologies such as the Basic Formal Ontology (BFO) to enhance terminological resources and research. First, we present common issues in ontologized terminological work. Then, we review two projects that illustrate the potential advantages of integrating rigorous formal upper level ontologies. Finally, we discuss possible challenges and conclude with a sum- mary of the benefits that such ontologies can bring to both terminological theory and practice.