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Selecting and Customizing a Mereology Ontology for its Reuse in a Pharmaceutical Product Ontology.

Conference: Formal Ontology in Information Systems, Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference, FOIS 2008, Saarbrücken, Germany, October 31st - November 3rd, 2008
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ABSTRACT This paper presents our experience in reusing mereology ontologies in a Pharmaceutical Product ontology, an ontology built by the EU NeOn project. It shows a set of mereology ontologies implemented in different machine interpretable languages and analyzes them according to the different types of mereology identified by Varzi. Then, it describes the specifications of mereology modeling necessities for Pharmaceutical Product. Finally, it presents the ontology which fits best with the specifications. One of the results of this work is a procedure to reuse general (also called common) ontologies.

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