Foundational ontologies provide the basic concepts upon which any domain-specific ontology is built. This paper presents a new foundational ontology, UFO, and shows how it can be used as a foundation of agent concepts and for evaluating agent-oriented modeling methods. UFO is derived from a synthesis of two other foundational ontologies, GFO/GOL and OntoClean/DOLCE. While their main areas of application are the natural sciences and linguistics/cognitive engineering, respectively, the main purpose of UFO is to provide a foundation for conceptual modeling, including agentoriented modeling.
|Place of Publication||Enschede|
|Publisher||Architecture and Services of Network Applications (ASNA)|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2005|
|Name||CTIT Technical Report Series|
|Publisher||University of Twente, Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)|
Guizzardi, G., & Wagner, G. (2005). Towards Ontological Foundations for Agent Modeling Concepts using UFO. (CTIT Technical Report Series; No. TR-CTIT-05-16). Enschede: Architecture and Services of Network Applications (ASNA).