Introducing

gist 7.1

gist is our minimalist upper ontology. It is designed to have the maximum coverage of typical business ontology concepts with the fewest number of primitives and the least amount of ambiguity. Our gist ontology is free (as in free speech and free beer--it is covered under the Creative Commons 3.0 attribution share-alike license). You can use as you see fit for any purpose, just give us attribution.

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We recently released gist version 7.0 as a major upgrade from our last released version (6.7.1) and a 7.1 minor update. The main differences between 6.7 and 7.x are:

If you'd like to use the files locally, download a zipped archive which contains the 18 modules of gist as well as a visio diagram of the ontology.

You can also import these files directly into your ontology editor of choice (Protegé, Topbraid, etc.). The import will take care of the dependencies.

Note importing gistCore will recursively import all other modules.

Module Name Import URL
Core http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistCore7.1.owl
Address http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistAddress7.1.owl
Agreement http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistAgreement7.1.owl
Category http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistCategory7.1.owl
Content http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistContents7.1.owl
Event http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistEvent7.1.owl
ID http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistID7.1.owl
Intention http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistIntention7.1.owl
Magnitude http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistMagnitude7.1.owl
Measure http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistMeasure7.1.owl
Organization http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistOrganization7.1.owl
Person http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistPerson7.1.owl
Physical Thing http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistPhysicalThing7.1.owl
Place http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistPlace7.1.owl
Time http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistTime7.1.owl
Top http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistTop7.1.owl
TR http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistTR7.1.owl
Unit http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistUnit7.1.owl

About Version 7.1

Download a diagram of the ontology (PDF/VSD)

The actual dependencies look like this:

gist7

Previous Versions

We main a repository of previous versions for convenience. You can view previous versions of gist here.