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ready Basic Formal Ontology


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The Basic Formal Ontology (BFO) is a small, upper level ontology that is designed for use in supporting information retrieval, analysis and integration in scientific and other domains. BFO is a genuine upper ontology. Thus it does not contain physical, chemical, biological or other terms which would properly fall within the coverage domains of the special sciences. BFO is used by more than 250 ontology-driven endeavors throughout the world.

How to cite this record: BFO; Basic Formal Ontology; DOI:; Last edited: Feb. 22, 2018, 1:57 p.m.; Last accessed: Mar 20 2018 11:57 a.m.

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