BUFFALO, N.Y. -- In July, hundreds of international scientists from dozens of biomedical fields will meet at the University at Buffalo seeking a common language with which to energize cross-disciplinary research.
Barry Smith will present a tutorial on "How to Build a Biomedical Ontology" on June 29 at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. The tutorial consists of two parts; a survey of ontology principles and applications in clinical and translational research and a case study of the new ontology for newborn screening that is being developed at Emory. This tutorial is part of the series of dissemination events sponsored by the National Center for Biomedical Ontology. For further details, see http://ontology.buffalo.edu/11/Tutorial_Atlanta_2011.htm
Many of NCBO users and friends will probably be interested in attending the Semantic Technology Conference (SemTech) in SanFrancisco June 5-9, 2011 (http://semtech2011.semanticweb.com). SemTech is the world's largest educational conference for the community of executives, technologists, researchers, investors and customers involved with semantic technologies.
Submitted by Trish Whetzel on January 22, 2011 - 07:52
Bionomina is a new journal that offers an interdisciplinary forum for general discussions of terminology, naming practices, and concept use in different parts of biology. The journal is edited by biologists, historians and philosophers of biology, and solicits contributions from these groups of researchers.
A new paper entitled "Semi-automated ontology generation within OBO-Edit" has just appeared in the journal Bioinformatics . The paper describes a system called 'DOG4DAG', which supports the creation and extension of OBO ontologies by semi- automatically generating terms, definitions and parent-child relations from text in PubMed, the web and PDF repositories.
Submitted by Trish Whetzel on November 25, 2009 - 11:21
Stephanie Dutchen from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) writes on “What is an ontology” explaining how ontologies can be used to organize biological knowledge by providing a common vocabulary for scientists in different organizations and specialties and by representing the relationships between terms providing added knowledge.