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Acknowledgements

We are grateful to Markus Loeffler for his substantial support in establishing the research group Onto-Med and for his fruitful discussions on applications in medicine. We would like to thank Roberto Poli for inspiring discussions on levels of reality, and the Mitteleuropa Foundation for supporting our research programme.

Our thanks go to Janet Kelso for her stimulating discussions and fruitful collaboration on applications in the bio-medical field. We are indebted to Johanna Seibt for many helpful comments and critical remarks on our approach to the ontological categories of GFO.

Many thanks go to Josef Seifert for his discussions on the principles of phenomenological realism and for his valuable hints on competitive philosophical approaches in formal ontology.

We thank Gerd Wagner and Giancarlo Guizzardi for successful collaboration on applications of GFO to the field of conceptual modelling.

Moreover, we thank Jorge Gracia for his comments on a pluralistic approach to categories that proved to be fundamental in the field of conceptual modelling.

Last but not least, we thank our numerous experts in the field of medicine and medical informatics for their fruitful discussions on the application topics, and Christine Green for her large effort in the editorial work of this paper.

Robert Hoehndorf 2006-10-18
 
       
     
     
     

   
     
     
       
 

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