Conceptualization of entities in a criminal law subontology: analysing the superordinate concept +DRUG_00 in FunGramKb


  • Ángel M. Felices Lago Universidad de Granada
  • Pedro Ureña Gómez-Moreno Universidad de Granada



FunGramKB, core ontology, satellite ontology, terminology, criminal law, conceptual modeling


This article describes some phases in the process of constructing a term-based Satellite Ontology within the architecture of the Core Ontology integrated in FunGramKB (a lexico-conceptual knowledge base for the computational processing of natural language). The semantic decomposition of complex terminology is implemented following the COHERENT methodology (a stepwise method for formalizing specialized concepts). For that purpose, we have selected the superordinate concept +DRUG_00 as well as other subordinate concepts in the domain of drugs such as $METHAMPHETAMINE_00, $CANNABIS_00, and $COCAINE_00. The definitions of the concepts selected for the study are based on COREL, an interface metalanguage inspired on some general principles of Role and Reference Grammar (RRG). As a result of the modeling, subsumption and hierarchization process the top conceptual path is represented in the Satellite Ontology as follows: #ENTITY > #PHYSICAL > #OBJECT > SELF_CONNECTED_OBJECT > +ARTIFICIAL_OBJECT_00 > +SUBSTANCE_00 > +SOLID_00> +DRUG_00.


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Ángel M. Felices Lago, Universidad de Granada



Pedro Ureña Gómez-Moreno, Universidad de Granada




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