Ontologies vs. Classification Systems

Bodil Nistrup Madsen, Hanne Erdman Thomsen

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    What is an ontology compared to a classification system? Is a taxonomy a kind of classification system or a kind of ontology? These are questions that we meet when working with people from industry and public authorities, who need methods and tools for concept clarification, for developing meta data sets or for obtaining advanced search facilities. In this paper we will present an attempt at answering
    these questions. We will give a presentation of various types of ontologies and briefly introduce terminological ontologies. Furthermore we will argue that classification systems, e.g. product classification systems and meta data taxonomies, should be based on ontologies.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalNEALT (Northern European Association of Language Technology) Proceedings Series
    Issue number4
    Pages (from-to)27-32
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2009
    EventNODALIDA 2009. The 17th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics - Odense, Denmark
    Duration: 14 May 200916 May 2009
    Conference number: 17


    ConferenceNODALIDA 2009. The 17th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics

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