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University Ontology (draft)

Id:university-ont
Version:1.0
Description:This ontology defines elements for describing universities and the activities that occur at them. It includes concepts such as departments, faculty, students, courses, research, and publications. 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:05 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

An ontology may rename elements from another ontology in order to provide a shortcut for referencing that element or to provide an alternate term for it.

Object                  Renamed From
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Article                 doc.Article
Book                    doc.Book
BookArticle		doc.BookArticle
ConferencePaper         doc.ConferencePaper
DoctoralThesis          doc.DoctoralThesis
Employee                gen.Employee
Journal                 doc.Journal
JournalArticle          doc.JournalArticle
Magazine                doc.Magazine
MastersThesis           doc.MastersThesis
Organization            gen.EducationOrganization
Periodical              doc.Periodical
Person                  gen.Person
Proceedings             doc.Proceedings
Publication             doc.Publication
Thesis                  doc.Thesis
Work                    gen.Work
WorkshopPaper		doc.WorkshopPaper

affiliateOf             gen.affiliateOf
affiliatedOrganization  gen.affiliatedOrganization
alumnus                 gen.alumnus
containedIn             doc.containedIn
emailAddress            gen.emailAddress
head                    gen.head
member                  gen.member
name                    gen.name
publicationAuthor       doc.author
publicationDate         doc.publishDate
publicationOrg          doc.authorOrg
publisher               doc.publisher
subOrganizationOf	gen.subOrganizationOf
subject                 doc.subject

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). Categories followed by an asterisk are defined in another ontology but are provided with a local alias.

   Person*
      Employee*
         Faculty 
            Professor 
               AssistantProfessor 	
               AssociateProfessor 
               FullProfessor 
               VisitingProfessor
            Lecturer 
            PostDoc 
         Assistant
            ResearchAssistant 
	    TeachingAssistant
         AdministrativeStaff 
	    Director
            Chair {Professor}
            Dean  {Professor}
	    ClericalStaff 
            SystemsStaff 
      Student
         UndergraduateStudent
         GraduateStudent
   Organization* 
      EducationOrganization*
         Department 
	 Institute 
	 Program 
	 ResearchGroup
	 School 
	 University 
   Publication*
      Article*
         BookArticle*
         ConferencePaper*
         JournalArticle*
	 WorkshopPaper*
      Book*
      Periodical*
         Journal*
         Magazine*
      Proceedings*
      Thesis*
         DoctoralThesis*
	 MastersThesis*
   Work*
      Course
      Research
   [base.SHOEEntity]
      Schedule
   [gen.Event]
      Conference

Relationships

Relationships are declared between one or more arguments, where each argument is either a type or a category. If the argument is a category, any subcategory of that category is valid as well. Relationships which have a local alias but are defined in another ontology are followed by an asterisk.

   advisor(Student, Professor)
   affiliateOf(Organization, Person)*
   affiliatedOrganization(Organization, Organization)*
   alumnus(Organization, Person)*
   containedIn(Document, Document)*
   doctoralDegreeFrom(Person, University)
   emailAddress(Person, .STRING)*
   head(Organization, Person)*
   listedCourse(Schedule, Course)
   mastersDegreeFrom(Person, University)
   member(SocialGroup, Person)*
   name(base.SHOEEnity, .STRING)*
   offers(University, Course)
   publicationAuthor(Document, Person)*
   publicationDate(Document, .DATE)*
   publicationOrg(Document, Organization)*
   publicationResearch(Publication, Research)
   publisher(Document, Organization)*
   researchInterest(Person, Research)
   researchProject(ResearchGroup, Research)
   subOrganizationOf(Organization:"suborganization", Organization:"superorganization")*
   subject(Document, .SHOEEntity)*
   takesCourse(Student, Course)
   teacherOf(Faculty, Course)
   teachingAssistantOf(TeachingAssistant, Course)
   tenured(Professor, .TRUTH)
   undergraduateDegreeFrom(Person, University)

Constants

Constants are used to identify instances that may be commonly used with an ontology. In this section, each constant is grouped under its category.

No constants are defined.


Inferences

Inference rules are used to determine what additional facts can be implied if other facts are known. They take the form of if/then rules.

No inference rules are defined.


Definitions

AdministrativeStaff
Assistant
AssistantProfessor
AssociateProfessor
Chair
ClericalStaff
Conference
Course
Dean
Department
Director
Faculty
FullProfessor
GraduateStudent
Institute
Lecturer
PostDoc
Professor
Program
Research
ResearchAssistant
ResearchGroup
Schedule
School
Student
SystemsStaff
TeachingAssistant
UndergraduateStudent
University
VisitingProfessor

Notes:


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