Australian Computer Society
In this paper the authors differentiate between the conceptual models used for data modeling, knowledge modeling, and ontology modeling. It next examines the problem of developing a conceptual model for ontology. It provides a notation that can be used for representing the conceptual models. A great deal of discussion has arisen recently over the relationship between conceptual models for data modeling, knowledge modeling and ontology modeling with each group working in a given area sometimes taking an almost ideological view of their work in trying to distinguish it from the other two.