New literature on ontology and mereology

Nicola Guarino (
Fri, 1 Mar 1996 07:14:38 -0800 (PST)

Dear colleague,

I am glad to announce two collections of papers that may be of high
interest for people working on ontologies and knowledge modeling:

1. "The Role of Formal Ontology in the Information Technology"

International Journal of Human and Computer Studies 1995, 43(5/6), special
issue edited by Nicola Guarino and Roberto Poli. Contains substantial
revisions of selected papers presented at the Int. Workshop on Formal
Ontology in Conceptual Analysis and Knowledge Representation, held in
Padova, Italy, on March 17-19, 1993.

2. "Modelling Parts and Wholes"

Data and Knowledge Engineering 1996 (in press), special issue edited by
Nicola Guarino, Simone Pribbenow and Laure Vieu. Contains extended versions
of selected papers presented at the ECAI-94 workshop on "Parts and Wholes:
Conceptual Part-Whole Relations and Formal Mereology" held in Amsterdam,
August 1994, supplemented by additional papers dealing with relevant topics
not directly addressed in that occasion.

The table of contents of the two issues are accessible via the web site
reported in the signature below, together with further papers related to
ontology development.

-- Nicola


Nicola Guarino
National Research Council phone: +39 49 8295751
LADSEB-CNR fax: +39 49 8295778
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