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Beer Ontology (draft)

Id:beer-ont
Version:1.0
Description:This ontology models brewers and types of beer. Please send any comments or suggestions to the contact listed below. This is a draft ontology and may change at any time.
Contact:Jeff Heflin (heflin@cs.umd.edu)
Revision Date:03 Apr 2000

Organization of this Document

This ontology is declared in this document both in human-readable form (what you see in front of you now) and machine-readable SHOE form (which you can see from viewing the html source of this document). The rest of this document is divided into the following sections:


Extended Ontologies

The following ontologies are extended by the current ontology:


Renames

This ontology has renamed the following objects from other ontologies:

Object                  Renamed From
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isLocated               gen.isLocated
name                    gen.name
Organization            gen.Organization

Categories

The following taxonomy is the collection of categories declared in this ontology. The hierarchical form is intended to show the ISA chain. Categories in [Brackets] are not defined here but are defined in an ontology extended by this one. Elements in {Braces} are additional supercategories of the category immediately before them (signifying multiple inheritance).

   [Organization]
      Brewery
         Microbrewery
      Association
   [gen.Liquid]
      Beer
         Ale
            Bitter
            BrownAle
            IndiaPaleAle
            Mild
            PaleAle
            ScotchAle
         Bock
         Lager
         Pilsner
         Porter
         Stout
            SweetStout
            DryStout
            ImperalStout
   Ingredient
      Hops
         Cascade
         Chinook
         Galena
         Hallertau
         KentGoldings
         MountHood
         Perle
         Saaz
         Tettnang
         Willamette
      Malt
         Black
         Caramel
         Carapils
         Chocolate
         Munich
         Pale
      Yeast
   Award
   [gen.Event]
      Festival

Relationships

Relationships are declared between one or more arguments. Relationship arguments are either types or are categories. If the argument is a category, any subcategory of that category is valid as well.

   brews(Brewery, Beer)
   madeFrom(Beer, Ingredient)
   alcoholContent(Beer, .NUMBER)
   awarded(Beer, Award)
   awardCategory(Award, .STRING)
   awardedAt(Award, Festival)
   sponsors(Association, Festival)

Inferences

No inference rules are defined in this ontology.

Definitions

Ale
The English-language term for a brew made with a top-fermenting yeast, which should impart to it a distinctive fruitiness.
Beer
Bitter
English term for a well-hopped ale, most often on draught.
Bock
The German term for a strong beer. If unqualified, it indicates a bottom-fermenting brew from barley malt.
Brewery
A business that makes beer.
BrownAle
In the south of England, a dark-brown ale, sweet in palate, low in alcohol.In the northeast, a reddish-brown ale, drier.
IndiaPaleAle
British pale ales for the Indian Empire were made to a higher than normal strength, and given more hops, to protect them on the journey.
Lager
Any beer made by bottom-fermentation. In Britain, lagers are usually golden in colour, but in continental Europe they can also be dark.
Mild
English term indicating an ale that is only lightly hopped. Some Milds are copper in colour, but most are dark brown.
Organization
One or more people who work together or have a common goal.
PaleAle
Pale in this instance means bronze or copper-coloured, as opposed to dark brown. Pale ale is a term used by some English brewers to identify their premium bitters.
Pilsner
Loosely, any golden-coloured, dry, bottom fermenting beer of conventional strength might be described as such (in its various spellings abbreviations) though this most famous designation properly belongs only to a product of "super-premium" quality.
Porter
A London style that became extinct, though it has recently been revived. It was a lighter-bodied companion to stout,
Process
A particular course of action intended to achieve results.
ScotchAle
The term "Scotch ale" is something used specifically to identify a very strong, and often extremely dark, malt-accented speciality from that country.
Stout
An extra-dark, almost black, top-fermenting brew, made with highly roasted malts.

Definitions for styles of beers were taken from Michael Jackson's Beer Hunter Page


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