PROTON (Proto Ontology), Top module

Defines terms to represent the most common, basic, and inclusive notions of world knowledge. The design at the highest level of the Top module is split into three branches: Objects, Happenings and Abstracts. Objects are entities that could be claimed to exist and could play a role in some happenings. Objects can be substantially real (e.g. a hardcopy book) or substantially imperceptible (e.g. an electronic document). Happenings are something that happens. They can be either dynamic (e.g. drawing a circle”) or static (e.g. “being a president” or “sitting on a chair”). Abstracts are things which neither happen nor exist (e.g. a number or a chemical compound).


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Created: 2010-06-07T13:47:20Z
Modified: 2010-06-07T13:47:20Z

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