The first line of criticism comes from those who believe the word ‘ontology’ has been stretched too far from its original metaphysical roots, feeling that it is more misleading than useful when referring to a formal data representation rather than an actual hierarchy of being. This group of critics—which has included at least one lexically-conscious information scientist, as well as philosophers—tends to object to the use the term has acquired in the computer and information sciences in general.

« Methodological criticism: inpho is not a hierarchy of being »

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