This document describes descriptive ontology for finguistic and cognitive engineering (DOLCE) as an ontology that is conformant to the requirements specified for top-level ontologies in ISO/IEC 21838-1.
This document describes DOLCE as a resource designed to support ontology design, ontology integration, and semantic integration of heterogeneous information systems.
The following are within the scope of this document:
— definitions of classes and relations in the signature of DOLCE;
— axiomatizations of DOLCE in OWL 2 and CL;
— documentation of the conformity of DOLCE to the requirements specified for top-level ontologies in ISO/IEC 21838-1;
— documentation of the methodology for specifying domain ontologies that conform to DOLCE.
The following are outside the scope of this document:
— specification of ontology languages, including the languages RDF, OWL, and CL standardly used in ontology development;
— specification of methods for reasoning with ontologies;
— specification of translators between the notations of ontologies developed in different ontology languages.