SMN-IST Ontology

This is an information system theoretic upper level ontology. It covers information system theory, mathematical models of general systems, virtual reality simulation, metaphysics and a unified understanding of noumena and phenomena.

Just open the smnist.owl ontology in an OWL capable ontology browser (a good free one is Protegé) and you will see the entire structure of nested ontologies. Alternatively download the zipped package that includes the imported ontologies.

They are nested as follows: smnist { csmn { qsmn { smn { information } } } }

This work is very much in pre-beta stage thus it will grow and change... Any feedback or input is warmly welcomed.

For background information also see these links to general SMN information.


Firstly, the ontology covers the core principles of information theory, the mathematics of System Matrix Notation, the mapping between these two, as well as their mapping with core metaphysical principles. This provides a non-dual, non-naïve-realist conceptual foundation (upper level ontology) that is fully compatible with quantum principles as well as classical, and within which the physical universe and manifest systems are represented as virtual systems co-creatively arising within an underlying information process.

Below are some snap shots of different aspects of the SMN-IST ontology. Note: there is also a complex network of other relationships that are not shown but can be explored in the OWL files.

Below is a class relationship diagram for the information ontology (information.owl), which is the foundation of all the others.

Below is an ontology of the core mathematical structures within SMN (smn.owl), which builds on the information ontology. For more information on this level of the ontology see this article on the SMN ontology.

Here is another view of the Systems level of the ontology.

Below is an ontology of Classical SMN (csmn.owl), which includes Quantum SMN (qsmn.owl), General SMN and Information Theory.

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Finally the full SMN-IST ontology (smnist.owl) incorporates CSMN and uses it to unify noumena and phenomena using information systems principles.

Here is a class hierarchy diagram of the SMN-IST ontology.

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Here is another view of it...

Here is a brainstorm about the relationships between these ontologies and their possible extensions into the phenomenal realm.

To fully understand what these ontologies are saying you need to 'read' the ontologies in an ontology browser (a good free one is Protegé).