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Modular Ontology Design Using Canonical Building Blocks in the Biochemistry Domain

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Modular Ontology Design Using Canonical Building Blocks in the Biochemistry Domain
The field of BioInformatics has become a major venue for the development and application of computational ontologies. Ranging from controlled vocabularies to annotation of experimental data to reasoning tasks, BioOntologies are advancing to form a comprehensive knowledge foundation in this field. With the Glycomics Ontology (GlycO), we are aiming at providing both a sufficiently large knowledge base and a schema that allows classification of and reasoning about the concepts we expect to encounter in the glycoproteomics field. The schema exploits the expressiveness of OWL-DL to place restrictions on relationships, thus making it suitable to be used as a means to classify new instance data. On the instance level, the knowledge is modularized to address granularity issues regularly found in ontology design. Larger structures are semantically composed from smaller canonical building blocks. The information needed to populate the knowledge base is automatically extracted from several parti...
Christopher J. Thomas, Amit P. Sheth, William S. Y
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where FOIS
Authors Christopher J. Thomas, Amit P. Sheth, William S. York
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