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Evolution of a Foundational Model of Physiology: Symbolic Representation for Functional Bioinformatics

Cook, Daniel L and Mejino, Jose L V and Rosse, Cornelius (2004) Evolution of a Foundational Model of Physiology: Symbolic Representation for Functional Bioinformatics. In Proceedings, MedInfo 2004, pages pp. 336-340, San Francisco, CA.

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Abstract

We describe the need for a Foundational Model of Physiology (FMP) as a reference ontology for functional bioinformatics . The FMP is intended to support symbolic lookup, logical inference and mathematical analysis by integrating descriptive, qualitative and quantitative functional knowledge. The FMP will serve as a symbolic representation of biological functions initially pertaining to human physiology and ultimately extensible to other species. We describe the evolving architecture of the FMP, which is based on the ontological principles of the BioD biological description language and the Foundational Model of Anatomy (FMA).

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:functional bioinformatics, knowledge representation, ontology, physiology, virtual human, computational modeling, medinfo2004
Projects:Foundational Model of Anatomy
Subjects:SIG Publications
ID Code:161
Deposited By:Hinshaw, Kevin
Deposited On:21 October 2004