Information-Artifact-Ontology (IAO): A Classic Revisit |資訊產物本體:經典重溫

On June 9, 2008, a little boy ontology named Information Entity Ontology (IEO) has been introduced in the First Information Entity Ontology Workshop. The IEO was developed to achieve :

2008 the IEO graph

• Data integration at Web scale
• A hierarchy with an easily answerable decision at each branch point. So that people who wish to use the ontology can do so effectively and so that representation choices are consistently made the same way by different people.
• Account for decorated content – text and formatting. Text and subtext. Multiplexing.


The nearly 15-year-old IEO, except that it has changed his name to Information-Artifact-Ontology (IAO), has grown and thrived a lot. And also recognized Basic Formal Ontology (BFO) as foster father, in order to be brothers and sisters with OBI community. The latest version has been released on November 15, 2022:

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Information-Artifact-Ontology (IAO)|資訊產物本體

WHO USES IAO ? The home of IAO says:

2008年6月9日,第一屆資訊實體本體研討會介紹了一個名為資訊實體本體(IEO)的新知識本體。 開發 IEO 是為了實現:


• 網絡規模的資料整合
• 在每個分支點都有一個易於回答的決策的層次結構。 這樣希望使用知識本體的使用者就可以有效地做到這一點,並讓不同的使用者始終以相同方式做出表示選擇。
• 考慮修飾內容——文本和格式。 文本和潛詞(subtext), 以及多重使用( Multiplexing)。 


將近15歲的IEO, 除了已經改名為資訊產物本體IAO外,成長茁壯了不少。而且也認了BFO做義父,以便和OBI社群稱兄道弟。最新版本已經於2022年11月15日釋出。

那麼誰使用 IAO? IAO之家說道: