Individual

Created on Feb. 24, 2013, 3:43 p.m. by Hevok & updated by Hevok on May 2, 2013, 4:46 p.m.

Individuals (Instances) are the basic Components of an Ontology. The Individuals in an Ontology may include concrete Objects such as People, Animals, Robots, Vehicles, Molecules, and Planets, as well as Abstract Individuals such as Numbers and Words.

One can state that an Individual is Member of a Class. So one defines Individual simply by their Class Membership. One simply states that it is an Individual of that Class.

In OWL one has the possibility to define an Individual as an NamedIndividual and later on define it as a Person.

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Tags: thing, definition, ontology
Categories: Concept
Parent: Ontology

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