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.