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Title: Grounding for ontological architecture quality: Metaphysical choices
Authors: Partridge, C
de Cesare, S
Keywords: Information grounding;Gargantuan systems;Ontological architecture;Foundational ontology;Metaphysical choices;Criterion of identity;BORO;Intersubjectively reliable criteria of identity;Space-time maps
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 2016, 9975 LNCS pp. 9 - 15
Abstract: Information systems (IS) are getting larger and more complex, becoming ‘gargantuan’. IS practices have not evolved in step to handle the development and maintenance of these gargantuan systems, leading to a variety of quality issues. The community recognises that they need to develop an appropriate organising architecture and are making significant efforts [1]. Examples include the System Engineering Modeling Language (SysML), the Reference Model for Open Distributed Processing (RM-ODP) and 4 + 1 Architectural Blueprints [2]. Most of these follow IEEE 1471-2000’s [3] recommendation to use view models. We believe that these efforts are missing a key component – an information grounding view. In this paper, we firstly describe this view. Then we suggest a way to provide an architecture for it – foundational ontologies – and a way of assessing them – metaphysical choices. We illustrate how the metaphysical choices are made and how this can affect information modelling.
ISSN: 0302-9743
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