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InPhO - The Internet Philosophy Ontology Project

The InPhO Project

Welcome to the Internet Philosophy Ontology (InPhO) project!

We offer a variety of tools for students, researchers, programmers and scholars.
The ontology currently covers philosophical ideas, thinkers, and journals.

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Philosophy Big Data

The InPhO analyzes over 37 million words of philosophical content from:

We are committed to open access, with data available via a REST API, a monthly OWL archive of the ontology, visualizations and datafiles posted on our datablog, and source code at GitHub. All data uses the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.

The InPhOrmers

The InPhOrmers create the InPhO. Find out more about the team:

The InPhOrmers

Dynamic Ontology

The InPhO is constructed by a novel 3-step semi-automated process, called dynamic ontology:

  1. Data Mining — Natural language processing (NLP) techniques generate statistical hypothesis about the relationships among philosophically-salient topics.
  2. Expert Feedback — These hypotheses are evaluated by domain experts through online interfaces.
  3. Machine Reasoning — Our machine reasoning program uses feedback and statistical measures to populate the ontology.

Further details on dynamic ontology can be found on the Articles and Papers page.


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