In the realm of information technology, ontologies stand as a cornerstone for organizing and structuring knowledge in a coherent and systematic manner. Derived from philosophy, where they refer to the study of existence and reality, ontologies in the digital age serve as formal representations of knowledge domains. They play a pivotal role in various fields, from artificial intelligence (AI) to information science. Open Access Government brought this interesting topic to our attention in their article, “Toward human systems integration maturity.”

At its essence, an ontology is a formal representation of knowledge, encompassing concepts, entities, relationships and axioms within a specific domain. It provides a structured framework for organizing information, facilitating reasoning and enabling interoperability between different systems and applications.

Ontologies are instrumental in developing intelligent systems and applications that require knowledge representation and reasoning capabilities. From expert systems to natural language processing, ontologies serve as the backbone for building intelligent technologies that mimic human-like understanding and decision-making.

As technology continues to evolve, the significance of ontologies in shaping the future of information management and AI remains undeniable, paving the way for innovative solutions that harness the power of structured knowledge.

Everyone is looking at AI engines and many are not getting great results. Access Innovations knows information science and we know scholarly publishing. We are uniquely positioned to help you in your AI journey. Implementing a taxonomy will streamline all of the above.

Melody K. Smith

Data Harmony is an award-winning semantic suite that leverages explainable AI.

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the intelligence and the technology behind world-class explainable AI solutions.