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April 24, 2012

Faculty: Barry Smith (Buffalo / NCBO) and Nigam Shah (Stanford / NCBO)

Foundations of Biomedical Ontology
What is an ontology and what is it useful for?
The problem of data silos
NIH mandates for sharing and reuse of research data
Examples of biomedical ontologies:
  • Gene Ontology (GO)
  • Foundational Model of Anatomy (FMA)
  • Infectious Disease Ontology (IDO)
Ontology Technology
An Introduction to the Semantic Web and the Web Ontology Language (OWL)
Introduction to NCBO Technology
  • Use of Bioportal
Using ontologies for data retrieval, integration and reasoning
Success stories
Basic information on ontology editing tools

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