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The OBO Foundry: coordinated evolution of ontologies to support biomedical data integration
The value of any kind of data is greatly enhanced when it exists in a form that allows it to be integrated with other data. One approach to integration is through the annotation of multiple bodies ofExpand
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Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (DC/TMD) for Clinical and Research Applications: recommendations of the International RDC/TMD Consortium Network* and Orofacial Pain Special
AIMS The original Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD) Axis I diagnostic algorithms have been demonstrated to be reliable. However, the Validation Project determinedExpand
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Relations in biomedical ontologies
To enhance the treatment of relations in biomedical ontologies we advance a methodology for providing consistent and unambiguous formal definitions of the relational expressions used in suchExpand
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SNAP and SPAN: Towards Dynamic Spatial Ontology
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We propose a modular ontology of the dynamic features of reality and provide characterizations of spatiotemporal reasoning in the light of the interconnections between them. Expand
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Building Ontologies with Basic Formal Ontology
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This book provides an introduction to the field of applied ontology that is of particular relevance to biomedicine, covering theoretical components of ontologies, best practices for ontology design, and examples of biomedical ontologies in use. Expand
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BioPortal: ontologies and integrated data resources at the click of a mouse
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BioPortal is an open repository of biomedical ontologies that provides access via Web services and Web browsers to ontologies developed in OWL, RDF, OBO format and Protégé frames. Expand
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Biodynamic ontology: applying BFO in the biomedical domain.
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We propose a modular formal ontology of the biomedical domain with two components, one for biological objects, corresponding broadly to anatomy, and another for biological processes, corresponding more broadly to physiology. Expand
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BioPortal: Ontologies and Integrated Data Resources at the Click of a Mouse
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BioPortal ("http://bioportal.bioontology.org") is an open repository of biomedical ontologies that provides programmatic and web-based access to ontologies developed in OBO, OWL, Protege frames, and RDF. Expand
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Mereotopology: A Theory of Parts and Boundaries
  • Barry Smith
  • Computer Science
  • Data Knowl. Eng.
  • 1 November 1996
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The term ‘ontology’ has recently acquired a certain currency within the knowledge engineering community, especially in relation to the ARPA knowledge-sharing initiative. Expand
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Beyond Concepts: Ontology as Reality Representation
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We argue that ontologies de- veloped for research in the natural sciences should be understood as having as their subject matter, not concepts, but rather the universals and particulars which exist in reality and are captured in scientific laws. Expand
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