Shed Foundational Ontology
The Semantic Shed Foundational Ontology =
SFO or maybe SSFO
A significant portion of this has been built already.
The ontology is based on
- The original conceptual underpinnings of the FIBO ontology
- Elevation and extension of concepts in the REA Ontology, to cover all types of agreement (not limited to transactional agreements)
- Additional explorations (typically at Semantic Shed Summer Camps and on our regular calls)
The Semantic Shed Foundational Ontology is conceived in Description Logic and serialized in OWL.
It uses a modular approach in which each namespace fragment corresponds to a group of thematically linked ontologies
The ontology uses a simple Top Level Ontology based on the top layer (only) of John F Sowa's Knowledge Representation Lattice. This has been extended with additional material and refinements.
There is no 'second' layer as Top Level Ontology; instead the next layer consists of the most atomic business / real world concepts, such as 'Goal'.