Ontologies are like taxonomies on steroids. Taxonomies are tree shaped networks. Each node has one parent and several children nodes. In an ontology, each node may have several parents as well as several children nodes. In addition, ontologies may have more than one type of relation between nodes (e.g., "is-a" [a pie is-a dessert] and "part-of" [a crust is part-of a pie]). Sometimes context diagrams, such as the one below, help to understand the relationships among parts of an ontology.
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|2008||Hartley Consulting||Create the DIME/PMESII VV&A Tool.|
|2010||TRAC||Create an IW metric ontology.|
|2011||Hartley Consulting||Improve the IW metric ontology to a total ontology.|
|2012||TRAC||Create a the IW metric ontology 2 from the total ontology.|
|2013||Hartley Consulting||Create a model metadata ontology.|
|2014||Hartley Consulting||Create an IW ontology GUI for the IW metric ontology 2.|
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Solving Complex Operational and Organizational Problems
Dr. Dean S. Hartley III, Principal