A Strategy for Improving and Integrating Biomedical Ontologies

Rosse, Cornelius and Kumar, Anand and Mejino, Jose L V and Cook, Daniel L and Detwiler, Landon T and Smith, Barry (2005) A Strategy for Improving and Integrating Biomedical Ontologies. In: American Medical Informatics Association Fall Symposium. (In Press)

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The integration of biomedical terminologies is indispensable to the process of information integration. When terminologies are linked merely through the alignment of their leaf terms, however, differences in context and ontological structure are ignored. Making use of the SNAP and SPAN ontologies, we show how three reference domain ontologies can be integrated at a higher level, through what we shall call the OBR framework (for: Ontology of Biomedical Reality). OBR is designed to facilitate inference across the boundaries of domain ontologies in anatomy, physiology and pathology.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: amia2005 Ontologies Biomedicine
Subjects: All Projects > Foundational Model of Anatomy
Depositing User: Jim Brinkley
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2005
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2017 00:03
URI: http://sigpubs.si.washington.edu/id/eprint/176

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