Barry Smith

University at Buffalo
National Center for Ontological Research
  • University at Buffalo
    Department of Philosophy
    Biomedical Informatics
    Computer Science and Engineering
    Distinguished Professor, Julian Park Chair
  • National Center for Ontological Research
  • Universit√† della Svizzera Italiana
    Institute of Philosophy (ISFI)
    Visiting Professor (Part-time)
University of Manchester
Department of Philosophy
PhD, 1976
APA Eastern Division
Buffalo, New York, United States of America

Barry Smith contributes to both theoretical and applied research in ontology. He is Distinguished Julian Park Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Computer Science and Engineering, and Neurology in the University at Buffalo. He is also Director of the National Center for Ontological Research.

Smith is lead developer of Basic Formal Ontology (BFO), a top-level ontology used by over 700 ontology development groups across the world and recently documented as international standard ISO/IEC 21838-2. BFO is part of the mandated ontology baseline of the Department of Defence and Office of the Director of National Intel…

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