Nicola Guarino

Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (CNR)

I am retired research associate at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the Italian National Research Council (ISTC-CNR), and former director of the ISTC-CNR Laboratory for Applied Ontology (LOA) based in Trento. Since 1991 I have been playing a leading role in the ontology field, developing a strongly interdisciplinary approach that combines together Computer Science, Philosophy, and Linguistics. Among the most well known results of my lab, the OntoClean methodology and the DOLCE foundational ontology. I have been founder and editor-in-chief  (with Mark Musen, Stanford University) of the Applied Ontology journal, founder a…

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