Structural Informatics Group (SIG) logo
Home | Projects | Demos | Downloads | Publications | Local Info | About Us

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 Proceedings, American Medical Informatics Association Fall Symposium, Washington, DC.

Full text available as:


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:Conference Paper
Keywords:amia2005 Ontologies Biomedicine
Projects:Foundational Model of Anatomy
Subjects:SIG Publications
ID Code:176
Deposited By:Martin, Richard F
Deposited On:30 August 2005