#artifact__artefact  a man-made object taken as a whole
  exclusion:  #natural_object
  subtype:  #article.artifact  #Americana  #anachronism  #antiquity  #block  #commodity  #cone  #covering.artifact  #decker  #ornament  #electroplate  #enclosure  #hole_in_the_ground  #cloth  #installation  #fixture  #float  #insert.artifact  #instrumentality  #lemon.artifact  #line.artifact  #marker.artifact  #opening.artifact  #padding  #plaything  #flat_solid  #sphere  #square.artifact  #squeaker  #strip.artifact  #physical_structure  #surface  #thing  #way  #weight.artifact  #whatchamacallit  #building_material  #paving_material  #book.artifact (pm)  #book_like_thing (pm)
  supertype:  pm#created_thing  e.g., entity or situation that results from a process; in WordNet, #creation_result is for entities while #resultant is for situation
     supertype:  pm#thing_playing_some_role  category to classify things according to roles/viewpoints; classification under this category is application-dependant
        supertype:  pm#thing__something___T__t___3D_or_4D_thing_or_anything_else  any category (type or individual) is instance of this type; any type is also a subtype of this type
  supertype:  #physical_object__object  a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
     supertype:  dl#non-agentive_physical_object__NAPO  e.g., a bottle
        supertype:  dl#physical_object__POB
           supertype:  pm#physical_entity__object  spatial entity made of matter
              supertype:  dl#physical_endurant__PED
                 supertype:  pm#spatial_object__spatialobject  object which as a direct spatial location, e.g., physical object, spatial region or shape
                    supertype:  sumo#object__entity_with_spatial_feature  spatial object (space, location or physical object) or description medium/container (e.g., string, language, image); in a 4D ontology, an object is something whose spatiotemporal extent is thought of as dividing into spatial parts roughly parallel to the time-axis
                       supertype:  pm#entity  something that can be "involved" in a situation
                          supertype:  pm#thing__something___T__t___3D_or_4D_thing_or_anything_else  any category (type or individual) is instance of this type; any type is also a subtype of this type
                       supertype:  sumo#physical__physical_thing  an entity that has a location in space-time; locations are themselves understood to have a location in space-time; click here for more details on the identical category sowa#physical_thing
                          supertype:  pm#thing__something___T__t___3D_or_4D_thing_or_anything_else  any category (type or individual) is instance of this type; any type is also a subtype of this type
                    supertype:  cyc#partially_tangible__partiallytangible  A subcollection of cyc#SpatialThing-Localized and cyc#TemporalThing. Each instance of cyc#PartiallyTangible has a tangible (i.e. material) part and a temporal extent (i.e. it exists in time). It might or might not also have an intangible part. For example, a particular copy of a book is made of matter, has temporal extent, and also has an intangible part: the information content of the text markings on its pages.
                       supertype:  pm#thing__something___T__t___3D_or_4D_thing_or_anything_else  any category (type or individual) is instance of this type; any type is also a subtype of this type
                    supertype:  pm#individual__particular___supertype_of_1st_order_types  all individuals (for concepts or relations) are implicitely or explicitely instance of that type
                       supertype:  pm#thing__something___T__t___3D_or_4D_thing_or_anything_else  any category (type or individual) is instance of this type; any type is also a subtype of this type
                 supertype:  dl#endurant__ED
                    supertype:  pm#entity  something that can be "involved" in a situation
                    supertype:  3D#thing  an object seen from a 3D (or endurantist) perspective, i.e. where a spatial entity may have a time independent identity, as opposed for example to the 4D perspective where each spatial entity has an associated time frame; click here and here for details
                       supertype:  pm#thing__something___T__t___3D_or_4D_thing_or_anything_else  any category (type or individual) is instance of this type; any type is also a subtype of this type
                    supertype:  dl#endurant_or_perdurant__ED_or_PD
                       supertype:  dl#quality_or_endurant_or_perdurant__Q_or_ED_or_PD
                          supertype:  dl#entity  a category from DOLCE or generalized by a category from DOLCE
                             supertype:  pm#individual__particular___supertype_of_1st_order_types  all individuals (for concepts or relations) are implicitely or explicitely instance of that type
                 supertype:  dl#PQ_or_PED_or_PR_or_PD
                    supertype:  dl#quality_or_endurant_or_perdurant__Q_or_ED_or_PD
              supertype:  cyc#tangible  Something which is not intangible, something which is physical, made of matter. It does not matter whether things are real of imaginary. Therefore we consider Mickey Mouse's car and a hippogriff as  tangible things
                 supertype:  cyc#temporal_thing  The collection of all things that have temporal extent or location, i.e. things about which one might sensibly ask When? . cyc#TemporalThing thus contains many kinds of things, including events, physical objects, agreements, and abstract pieces of time. Note that cyc#TimePoint is a specialization of cyc#TemporalThing, since time points have temporal location, although they arguably lack temporal extent. Abstract things that are timeless -- such as mathematical sets, attributes, and numbers -- are of course _not_ instances of cyc#TemporalThing.
                    supertype:  pm#thing__something___T__t___3D_or_4D_thing_or_anything_else  any category (type or individual) is instance of this type; any type is also a subtype of this type
  supertype:  #whole_thing__wholething__whole__unit  an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity; "how big is that part compared to the whole?"; "the repairman simply replaced the unit"
     supertype:  sumo#corpuscular_object__corpuscularobject__composite_entity__compositeentity___divisible_entity_with_discrete_parts  self_connected_object whose parts have properties that are not shared by the whole
        supertype:  sumo#self_connected_object  object that does not consist of two or more disconnected parts
           supertype:  sumo#object__entity_with_spatial_feature  spatial object (space, location or physical object) or description medium/container (e.g., string, language, image); in a 4D ontology, an object is something whose spatiotemporal extent is thought of as dividing into spatial parts roughly parallel to the time-axis
        supertype:  pm#divisible_entity__divisibleentity  many classifications under this category are application-dependant
           supertype:  pm#entity  something that can be "involved" in a situation
           supertype:  pm#divisible_thing
              supertype:  pm#thing__something___T__t___3D_or_4D_thing_or_anything_else  any category (type or individual) is instance of this type; any type is also a subtype of this type


1 schema is about #artifact
[pm#graph1_on_artifact
     [any #artifact (^$(no inheritance)$^),
          pm#physical_part: a pm#physical_entity,
          pm#matter: a #substance,
          pm#physical_part of: a pm#physical_entity,
          pm#location: a pm#spatial_object,
          menu#spatial_characteristic (^$(explore 1)$^): a pm#spatial_attribute_or_quality_or_measure,
          menu#physical_characteristic (^$(explore 2)$^): a pm#physical/spatial_attribute_or_quality_or_measure,
          may have for pm#owner: a menu#person_or_organization (^$(explore 1)$^),
          #monetary_value: a #monetary_value,
          may be pm#object of: a pm#commercial_transaction (^$(explore 1)$^),
          may be pm#doer/object/result/place of (^$(explore)$^): a pm#process]
];


1 statement is about a direct instance of #artifact: pm#graph3_on_person

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