Ontology as the Core Discipline of Biomedical Informatics Legacies of the Past and Recommendations for the Future Direction of Research

@inproceedings{Smith2005OntologyAT,
  title={Ontology as the Core Discipline of Biomedical Informatics Legacies of the Past and Recommendations for the Future Direction of Research},
  author={Barry Smith and Werner Ceusters},
  year={2005}
}
The automatic integration of rapidly expanding information resources in the life sciences is one of the most challenging goals facing biomedical research today. Controlled vocabularies, terminologies, and coding systems play an important role in realizing this goal, by making it possible to draw together information from heterogeneous sources – for example pertaining to genes and proteins, drugs and diseases – secure in the knowledge that the same terms will also represent the same entities on… CONTINUE READING
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