The OntoMedia Model

OntoMedia uses a modularised system allow greater flexibility in usage by making it easier for people to use their own ontologies for specific sections and also to reduce the amount of extraneous options that a user was faced with.

The files in the ontology are divided into three sections:

  • Core: These files contain the top level classes and properties which are seen as being core to the ontology. This section includes three files:
    • OntoMedia Expression which contains the basic classes and properties for describing narrative.
    • OntoMedia Media which contains the basic classes and properties for describing the media through which the narrative is expressed and the relationship between the narrative and the media.
    • OntoMedia Space which describes locations and geograpahic areas.
  • Extensions: These files contain extensions to the core classes and properties. This section is subdivided into:
    • OntoMedia Common which contains those extensions that are likely to be in common use such as those describing beings, traits and related classes.
    • OntoMedia Detail which contains more specific classes such as knowledge, basic humanoid physiology and therefore while useful are less universal than those concepts described in either the core or common classes.
    • OntoMedia Events expands on the classes and properties which relate to events of different types including travel.
    • OntoMedia Fiction which contains classes with relate directly to the concept of fiction, fictional characters and the differential between fiction and reality.
  • Misc: These files contain classes and properties which are used with the OntoMedia ontology but which do not extend it directly and therefore can be regarded as independent from it.

The most recent version of the ontology is available.