Edu:General Formal Ontology - GFO

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  1. The General Formal Ontology (GFO)is a top-level ontology for conceptual modeling, which is being constantly further developed by Onto-Med. GFO exhibits a three-layered meta-ontological architecture consisting of an abstract top level, an abstract core level, and a basic level. It includes elaborations of categories like objects, processes, time and space, properties, relations, roles, functions, facts, and situations. (Source: Herre, H.; Heller, B.; Burek, P.; Hoehndorf, R.; Loebe, F. & Michalek, H. (2006) General Formal Ontology (GFO): A Foundational Ontology Integrating Objects and Processes. Part I: Basic Principles. Research Group Ontologies in Medicine (Onto-Med), University of Leipzig. )