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For questions related to ontologies, their role in artificial intelligence (AI), or the use of AI for developing ontologies (a field called ontology learning).

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What are examples of AI theories that are structurally complex but ontologically simple?

From the Wikipedia article on Occam's razor: Another contentious aspect of the razor is that a theory can become more complex in terms of its structure (or syntax), while its ontology (or semantics) ...
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Is there an algorithm to calculate the weights of an ontology tree's inner nodes?

I have a tree that represents a hierarchical ontology of computer science topics (such as AI, data mining, IR, etc). Each node is a topic, and its child nodes are its sub-topics. Leaf nodes are ...
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Are there any existing ontologies that model engineering data?

Are there any existing ontologies available for "engineering" data? By "engineering" I mean pertaining to the fields of electrical, mechanical, thermal, etc., engineering.
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How would we define a set that contains itself within a knowledge ontology?

How would we define a set that contains itself within a knowledge ontology? I am thinking that set membership would probably inherit from a generic base class of total containment from which both ...
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What are "function terms" in the context of an ontology?

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: ...