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Andrew D. Spear

Andrew Spear is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan.

Titles by This Author

In the era of “big data,” science is increasingly information driven, and the potential for computers to store, manage, and integrate massive amounts of data has given rise to such new disciplinary fields as biomedical informatics. Applied ontology offers a strategy for the organization of scientific information in computer-tractable form, drawing on concepts not only from computer and information science but also from linguistics, logic, and philosophy.