ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTATIONAL AGENTS

From an AI perspective therefore, ontology is not only a discipline, but also the outcome of the activity of ontological analysis and modeling. In this sense we can speak of "an ontology of cardiac valves" or "an ontology of inflammation".







Both of these epistemology and ontology have long histories in Greek philosophy. For example, Plato's Theaetetus contains the standard definition of knowledge still used in epistemology today. Ontology comes up notably in Plato's Parmenides.