Note:  Corresponding author: Natalia Grabar, CNRS UMR 8163 STL, Université Lille 1&3, BP60149, F-59653 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex, France. E-mail: [email protected]
Abstract: Since there is a great confusion between the ontologies and other semantic resources, the purpose of this special issue is to address the question on “Ontologies and terminologies: Continuum or dichotomy”. We have selected five articles which study the differences and similarities between these semantic resources. More particularly, the articles are dedicated to the differences existing at the level of terms and of relations, the use of the ontologies on corpora and the dynamic and static representation of the knowledge.