A Sociomaterial Glance to Formal Ontologies

In this position paper I will present some reflections about the ontological
modelling activity interpreted by leveraging on the philosophical account of critical
realism, proposed by Karen Barad. I will try to reason on the implications of seeing
the modelling activity like an agential cut, an act which allows the properties of
entities to become locally determinate and provides meaning to the concepts that
are used to talk about such entities and their properties. I will conclude by sketching
some possible research directions that can be pursued to reflect the sociomaterial
aspects of the modelling activity.

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Roberta Ferrario
M. Jeusfeld c/o Redaktion Sun SITE, Informatik V, RWTH Aachen., Aachen, Germania
CEUR-WS.org, Aachen, DEU
EPINON: Epistemology in Ontologies, JOWO 2017 The Joint Ontology Workshops, Bolzano, Italy, 21/09/2017, 23/09/2017
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