What Is Ontology?

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Ontology Defined

Ontology is the formal representation of the knowledge by a set of concepts within a domain and the relationships between those concepts. In the context of computing, ontology acts as a structural framework. It is widely use to organize information and concepts in fields such as artificial intelligence, systems and information architecture.

Computing ontologies can function like a ‘brain’. They ‘work and reason’ with concepts and relationships in ways that are close to the way humans perceive interlinked concepts. In addition to the reasoning feature, ontologies provide a more coherent and easy navigation as users move from one concept to another in the ontology structure.

Another valuable feature is that ontologies are easy to extend as relationships and concept matching are easy to add to existing ontologies. As a result, this model evolves with the growth of data without impacting dependent processes and systems if something goes wrong or needs to be changed

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