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Development of a BFO-Based Informed Consent Ontology (ICO)

@inproceedings{Lin2014DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a BFO-Based Informed Consent Ontology (ICO)},
  author={Yu Lin and Marcelline R. Harris and Frank J. Manion and Elizabeth Eisenhauer and Bin Zhao and Wei Shi and Alla Karnovsky and Yongqun Oliver He},
  booktitle={ICBO},
  year={2014}
}
An Informed Consent Ontology (ICO) was developed to support informed consent data integration and reasoning. ICO is aligned with the Basic Formal Ontology (BFO), and logically represent the terms and their relations related to informed consent processes and contents. ICO contains 471 terms including 137 ICO-specific terms and the other terms imported from existing reliable ontologies. The ontology is available at http://ico- ontology.googlecode.com/. 
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