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Laboratory for Applied Ontology

The Laboratory for Applied Ontology (LOA) performs basic and applied research on the ontological foundations of conceptual modeling, exploring the role of ontologies and ontology management in different fields. 

Coordinator: 
Nicola Guarino.

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The Laboratory for Applied Ontology (LOA) performs basic and applied research on the ontological foundations of conceptual modeling, exploring the role of ontologies and ontology management in different fields, such as: knowledge representation, knowledge engineering, database design, information retrieval, natural language processing, and the semantic web. The group is characterized by a strong interdisciplinary approach that combines Computer Science, Philosophy and Linguistics, and relies on logic as a unifying paradigm. On the application side, special emphasis is given to the use of ontologies for e-government, enterprise modeling and integration, natural language processing, and the Semantic Web.

Research

Foundational issues

  • Basic ontological categories and relations 
  • Formal comparison and evaluation of ontologies 

 

Ontology, language, cognition

  • Ontology and natural-language semantics 
  • Formal semantics of discourse and dialogue relations 
  • Ontology and lexical resources 
  • Ontology, visual perception and multimedia 

 

Ontology-driven information systems

  • Methodologies for ontology development 
  • Ontology-driven conceptual modeling 
  • Ontology-driven information integration & retrieval 

 

Application domains

  • Organizations, social reality, law
  • Business services and e-government
  • Industrial artifacts, manufacturing, engineering design
  • Formal models of interaction and cooperation

People

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Nicola Guarino
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Projects

Tue, 15/01/2013 - Wed, 14/01/2015
Wed, 01/06/2011 - Sat, 31/05/2014
Mon, 16/05/2011 - Thu, 15/05/2014
Tue, 15/01/2013 - Sat, 30/11/2013
Tue, 01/12/2009 - Mon, 19/03/2012
Mon, 15/03/2010 - Wed, 14/03/2012
Wed, 01/09/2010 - Thu, 30/06/2011
Mon, 01/02/2010 - Sat, 31/07/2010
Mon, 16/07/2007 - Thu, 15/07/2010
Fri, 04/07/2008 - Thu, 30/10/2008
Fri, 01/10/2004 - Sun, 30/09/2007
Wed, 10/03/2004 - Fri, 09/03/2007
Tue, 01/02/2005 - Tue, 31/01/2006
Thu, 01/01/2004 - Thu, 30/06/2005