Information Flow Framework (IFF)

 

Dedicated to the memory of K. Jon Barwise

 

SUO IFF

The Information Flow Framework (IFF) is an effort to develop Information Flow: the logic of distributed systems. The Information Flow Framework celebrates the notion of a community. The standards of a community, encoded in the types and constraints of that community’s ontology, represent consensual agreement within the community. The global standards of a collection of cooperating communities, encoded in the types and constraints of a common generic extensible ontology, represent the consensual agreement across communities – a standard semantics. Community ontologies, the links between such ontologies, and the resulting virtual fusion ontologies, can all be represented with the Information Flow Framework.

 

Metalevel

 

The IFF Language

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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