Introducing

gist 8.0.0

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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(Read this post on the move from hashes to slashes in gist 8.0.0)

Creative Commons Licensegist by Semantic Arts, Inc. is licensed under creative commons, which only requires that you attribute the source (http://semanticarts.com/gist) when you use it. Any concepts used from gist are to remain in the gist namespace. (i.e., gist:Obligation).

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If you'd like to use the files locally, download a zipped archive which contains the modules of gist as well as documentation for 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.

View the complete release notes

Module Name Import URL
Core http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistCore8.0.0.owl
Address http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistAddress8.0.0.owl
Agreement http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistAgreement8.0.0.owl
Category http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistCategory8.0.0.owl
Content http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistContent8.0.0.owl
Event http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistEvent8.0.0.owl
Intention http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistIntention8.0.0.owl
Magnitude http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistMagnitude8.0.0.owl
Measure http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistMeasure8.0.0.owl
Organization http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistOrganization8.0.0.owl
Place http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistPlace8.0.0.owl
Temporal Relation http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistTemporalRelation8.0.0.owl
Time http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistTime8.0.0.owl
Top http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistTop8.0.0.owl
Unit http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistUnit8.0.0.owl
Deprecated http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistDeprecated8.0.0.owl
Unit Dimension http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistUnitDim8.0.0.owl
Wiki http://ontologies.semanticarts.com/o/gistWiki8.0.0.owl

The actual dependencies look like this:

gist8

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gist Council

We have an active governance and best practices community around gist, called the gist Council. We have a teleconference the first Thursday of every month. Practitioners and users of gist come together to discuss how to use gist and make suggestions on its evolution. If you would like to be involved, send us a note with a description of your use of or interest in gist. We are trying to keep this relatively small and active.

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