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 Just Published: Semantic Modeling in Formal English

towards Universal Information Exchange and Interoperability of Systems

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Previously published: Gellish Formal English (2014) - 2nd edition of 'Gellish, a Generic Extensible Ontological Language' (2005); PhD, Delft University of Technology.

This website introduces:

- A methodology for Semantic Information Modeling

- The definition of Formal English, Formal Dutch and other language variants

- Systems interoperability, Information Integration and Information Exchange

Registered users have access to

  • A wiki guide on the development of Semantic Information Models in Formal English using the Gellish Modeling Methodology.

The webshop offers:

  • Licenses for the Gellish Semantic Modeling Methodology and for the Formal English definition, giving:
    • The latest versions of the Domain Dictionaries-Taxonomies
    • The protected part of the knowledge base and Wiki
    • Free of charge access to the purchasable documents
    • 10% reduction on the purchasable software
    • Help desk support for a maximum of 10 '10 minute' requests per year
    • Processing of 10 requests for Domain Dictionary-Taxonomy extensions or enhancements per year
  • Guides on the application of the Gellish Semantic Modeling Methodology:
    • Part 1: Architecture of Information Models - a generic architecture for integration of information, knowledge and requirements about facilities and their operation
    • Part 1A: Principles and Guidelines on Semantic Modeling
    • Part 2: Creation of Domain Dictionaries & Taxonomies
    • Part2A: Dictionary & Taxonomy Development Manual
    • Part 3A: Knowledge Modeling
    • Part 3B: Specification of Requirements and Verification of Deliverables
    • Part 4: Facility Information Management using Facility Information Models (incl. BIM)
    • Part 5: Modeling of Activities and Processes
    • Part 6: Creation of Facility Information Models and Product Models
    • Part 7: Modeling of Rules and Regulations (in preparation)
    • Part 8: Integration of Product Models in 1D, 2D and 3D (data, drawings and 3D-models)
    • Part 9: Modeling of Measurements and Observations
  • Formal English language definition & Domain Dictionaries (Version 8.3 October 2012).
    • Definition of Formal English - Kinds of relations - Upper ontology section (TOPini)
    • Architecture, Buildings, Infrastructure and Furniture
    • Scales, Units of Measure and Currencies
    • Activities, Events & Processes
    • Aspects, Properties and Qualities
    • Documents, Identification, Information, Symbols and Annotation
    • Electrical, Instrumentation, Control and Information Technology
    • Facilities, Static equipment and process units
    • Piping, protection and connection material
    • Geographic objects, Countries
    • Biology, Business and Organizations
    • Mathematics, Geometry and Shapes
    • Roles of aspects and Roles of physical objects
    • Rotating equipment, Transport equipment and Solids handling
    • Substances, Materials of construction, Fluids, Solids and Gases

The old 2008 Formal English dictionary version is free available via the download area.

  • Gellish Formal English Search Engine software, which enables to verify the correctness of Formal English messages and databases and to search through Dictionaries-Taxonomies-Ontologies and through Gellish Formal English Information, Knowledge and Requirements Models.