The configuration of a philosophical parameter in the subontology #ENTITY of FunGramKB: The case of axiology

  • Angel Felices Universidad de Granada
  • María Enriqueta Cortés Universidad de Almería
  • Amalia Marín Universidad de Córdoba


The Functional Grammar Knowledge Base FunGramKB (FGKB), on the one hand, is a multipurpose lexico-conceptual knowledge base for natural language processing (NLP) systems. It comprises three major interrelated knowledge level modules: lexical, grammatical and conceptual. At the conceptual level the core ontology is presented as a hierarchical catalogue of the concepts that a person has in mind. Here is where semantic knowledge is stored in the form of meaning postulates. On the other hand, axiology is considered to be a primitive, basic or key parameter, among others, in the architecture of meaning construction at different levels.  This parameter can be traced back to the three subontologies in which FunGramKB can be split: #ENTITY for nouns, # EVENT for verbs, and #QUALITY for adjectives. In this paper we shall concentrate on the category # ENTITY and explore how the main categories and features of the axiological parameter (good-bad or positive-negative [+/-]) are represented and encoded within FunGramKB ontology, particularly inside semantic properties such as the meaning postulates.

Author Biographies

Angel Felices, Universidad de Granada
English and GermanSenior Lecturer
María Enriqueta Cortés, Universidad de Almería
English and GermanSenior Lecturer
Amalia Marín, Universidad de Córdoba
English and GermanSenior Lecturer