Setting the Scene:

42 Objects Business Ontology Based Software Development

An overview of 42 Objects' approach to Business Ontology Based Software Development that aims to secure a measure of agreement on:

  • What philosophical ontology is,
  • Whether, and how, ontology can assist in object oriented software development,
  • What philosophical ontology can add to the debate on the mapping between objects in the real world and system objects,
  • What the key obstacles to the deployment of ontology are


Philosophy, Ontology, and Information Systems, colocated with ECOOP 2004, 14-18 June 2004, Oslo, Norway


Chris Partridge (BORO Solutions)