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Concept Systems and Ontologies: Recommendations for Basic Terminology
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. (eHälsa)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1337-2394
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2010 (English)In: Jinkou Chinou Gakkai rombunshi (Online), ISSN 1346-0714, E-ISSN 1346-8030, Vol. 25, no 3, 433-441 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This essay concerns the problems surrounding the use of the term "concept" in current ontology and terminology research. It is based on the constructive dialogue between realist ontology on the one hand and the world of formal standardization of health informatics on the other, but its conclusions are not restricted to the domain of medicine. The term "concept" is one of the most misused even in literature and technical standards which attempt to bring clarity. In this paper we propose to use the term "concept" in the context of producing defined professional terminologies with one specific and consistent meaning which we propose for adoption as the agreed meaning of the term in future terminological research, and specifically in the development of formal terminologies to be used in computer systems. We also discuss and propose new definitions of a set of cognate terms. We describe the relations governing the realm of concepts, and compare these to the richer and more complex set of relations obtaining between entities in the real world. On this basis we also summarize an associated terminology for ontologies as representations of the real world and a partial mapping between the world of concepts and the world of reality.

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Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence , 2010. Vol. 25, no 3, 433-441 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-41746DOI: 10.1527/tjsai.25.433PubMedID: 21308002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77955903031OAI: diva2:791839

Tidskriftens engelska titel är Transactions of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence

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