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We provide a new method for systematically structuring the top-down level of ontologies.
It is based on an interactive, top--down knowledge acquisition
process, which assures that the knowledge engineer
considers all possible cases while avoiding redundant acquisition.
The method is suited especially for creating/merging the top
part(s) of the ontologies, where high accuracy is required, and for supporting the merging of two (or more) ontologies on that level.