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Basic Formal Ontology
Abbreviation: BFO
Scope: Upper level ontology
Topic: Ontology
Standard body: Other

Basic Formal Ontology (BFO) is the third module of the WonderWeb Ontology Library. BFO is a highest-common-denominator upper ontology designed to support interoperability between 5 domain ontologies supporting shared use of scientific research data across disciplinary boundaries. Basic Formal Ontology consists in a series of sub-ontologies (most properly conceived as a series of perspectives on reality).

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Abbreviation: BFO 2.0
Version Number: 2.0
Release Date: 2015
  1. Barry Smith
  2. Pierre Grenon