6 Core ontological ideas

In this chapter, we explore the core ideas in the realm of ontology.

A central notion is "type". Types are central to ontology, and ontology is crucial to conceptual graphs. In addition, treating types in their generality means that we only need to say a few specifics when we treat types in the context of conceptual graphs.

The chapter has the following subsections:

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