The Financial Industry Business Ontology (FIBO) has sixteen fundamental classes. Hence the ontology-derived FIB-DM has sixteen Basic Concepts.
In the ontology, a fundamental class must be a class directly derived from The Thing. In the data model, a Basic Concept must be an ultimate supertype. In other words, the entity must not be a child in an inheritance.
Forty FIB-DM entities, derived from FIBO fundamental classes fulfil the condition. For the FIB-DM tutorials, I arbitrarily designated the sixteen Basic Concepts as ultimate supertypes with a lot of subtypes and associations.
The table below shows the Basic Concepts, the Ultimate supertype entity, and its definition.
|Account||fibo-fbc-pas-caa:Account||Account||a container for records associated with a business arrangement for regular dealings or services (such as personal or professional services, banking)|
|Agreement||fibo-fnd-agr-agr:Agreement||Agreement||a negotiated and usually legally enforceable understanding between two or more legally competent parties|
|Arangement||fibo-fnd-arr-arr:Arrangement||Arrangement||an organizing structure for something|
|Autonomous Agent||fibo-fnd-aap-agt:AutonomousAgent||Autonomous Agent||An agent is an autonomous individual that can adapt to and interact with its environment.|
|Commitment||fibo-fnd-agr-agr:Commitment||Commitment||A legal construct which represents the undertaking on the part of some party to act or refrain from acting in some manner.|
|Contractual Element||fibo-fnd-agr-ctr:ContractualElement||Contractual Element||general and special arrangements, provisions, requirements, rules, specifications, and standards that form an integral part of an agreement or contract|
|Currency||fibo-fnd-acc-cur:Currency||Currency||medium of exchange value, defined by reference to the geographical location of the monetary authorities responsible for it|
|Document||fibo-fnd-arr-doc:Document||Document||something tangible that records something, such as a recording or a photograph, or a writing that can be used to furnish evidence or information|
|Legal Construct||fibo-fnd-law-lcap:LegalConstruct||Legal Construct||something which is conferred by way of law or contract, such as a right|
|Location||fibo-fnd-plc-loc:Location||Location||Anything that can be defined as the answer to a question of the form, Where is…?|
|Occurrence||fibo-fnd-dt-oc:OccurrenceKind||Occurrence Kind||instances of OccurrenceKind are types of events, each having a description|
|Product||fibo-fnd-pas-pas:Product||Product||A commercially distributed good that is (1) tangible property, (2) the output or result of a fabrication, manufacturing, or production process, or (3) something that passes through a distribution channel before being consumed or used.|
|Reference||fibo-fnd-rel-rel:Reference||Reference||a concept that refers to (or stands in for) another concept|
|Service||fibo-fnd-pas-pas:Service||Service||a type of economic activity that is intangible, is not stored and does not result in ownership; a service is consumed at the point of sale|
|Thing in Role||fibo-fnd-pty-rl:ThingInRole||Thing In Role||a thing-in-role is a relative concept that ties some thing to a role it plays in a given situational context|
|Time||fibo-fnd-dt-fd:TimeDirection||Time Direction||an enumeration that indicates whether a calendar specified date is figured from the start or the end of a calendar period|
|fibo-fnd-dt-fd:TimeInstant||Time Instant||a temporal entity that is a member of a time scale, with no extent or duration|
|fibo-fnd-dt-fd:TimeInterval||Time Interval||a segment of the time axis, a location in time, with an extent or duration|
The embedded table below has a tab for Entities, Code, Name, Package, Comment, Stereotype, Equivalent, and Inheritance. The second tab, Inheritances, is a list report of all Child and Parent entities participating in inheritance links.
You can use this table to browse all 1869 FIB-DM entities. The column filters narrow down to Basic Concept candidates:
- Pkg (Package) – FIBO only, excluding LCC, SKOS, and SM
- Stereotype – excluding associative entities
- Equivalent – excluding VIEW candidate entities
- Parent -excluding entities that are child of any othe rentity.
For best viewing at the bottom right of the table click on maximize. This will take the table to Ms-Office live, where you can sort, filter, search, and download the Excel file.