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The purpose of this Public Resources Website is to provide resources that will assist enterprises in reaching BORO's goal.

Links to the four main types of resources are given below:

  • A business object ontologyan overall framework for encouraging simplicity and ensuring consistency within reference ontologies.
    • The evolution of this ontology is described in Volume O - Ontology of the Working Papers and can be found here.
    • Explanations of elements of the ontology are described in Volume B - The BORO Business Object Ontology of the Working Papers and can be found here.
    • The FRO - the Framework Reference Ontology - can be found here.

  • Reference ontologiesstandard frameworks for supporting the integration of particular business areas.
    • These can be found here.
  • A methodology for extracting reference ontologies from existing systems.
    • An overview of this, as well as extensive worked examples, can be found in Volume M - The BORO Methodology of the Working Papers available here