I was going through the Wikipedia page on ontology components and noticed something that I had been hoping to find, for a long time. In the components' overview it mentioned:

Function terms: complex structures formed from certain relations that can be used in place of an individual term in a statement

I tried digging deeper into function terms but couldn't find any other references. Is this a standard component of an ontology?

References would be nice. Ultimately, I'm looking for something like this in the DBPedia ontology. Would have been nice if I could add ontology and dbpedia as tags to the question, but I don't have the requisite reputation.


If you are looking for the functional verbs used in VA/VE (value analysis / value engineering) look at:


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