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Web Ontologies and Philosophical Aspects of Knowledge Management

Web Ontologies and Philosophical Aspects of Knowledge Management
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Author(s): Yefin Kats (Southwestern Oklahoma State University, USA)
Copyright: 2006
Pages: 2
Source title: Emerging Trends and Challenges in Information Technology Management
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-019-6.ch232
ISBN13: 9781616921286
EISBN13: 9781466665361


This paper is a brief assessment of the interaction between the philosophical aspects of Web Ontologies and their role in the cutting edge development in information management – the Semantic Web. The term ontology has been traditionally used as a component of the standard philosophical vocabulary. Recently, the study of ontologies developed into a multidisciplinary undertaking. We analyze the key aspects of the developing field of Web Ontologies and show how different dimensions of ontology research contributed to the newly found interaction between the variety of disciplines such as philosophy, sociology, anthropology, and computer science. Ontology recapitulates technology.

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