A tool for collaborative construction of large biological ontologie

Jie Bao, Zhiliang Hu, Doina Caragea, James Reecy, Vasant G. Honavar

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Abstract

In order for ontologies to be broadly useful to the scientific community, they need to capture knowledge and expertise of multiple experts and research groups. Consequently, the construction of such ontologies necessarily requires collaboration among individual experts or research groups. Support for such collaboration is largely lacking in existing ontology development environments. We describe some initial steps towards the development of a collaborative ontology development environment. Specifically, we describe an ontology editing tool COB Editor which exploits the notion of modular ontologies (or ontology packages) to support sharing, reuse, and collaborative editing of partial order (i.e., DAG-structured) ontologies. COB Editor can engage diverse and relatively autonomous communities of biologists in the process of creating the ontologies needed for annotating, integrating, and analyzing diverse sources of 'omics' data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 17th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA 2006
Pages191-195
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
Event17th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA 2006 - Krakow, Poland
Duration: Sep 4 2006Sep 8 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA
ISSN (Print)1529-4188

Other

Other17th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA 2006
CountryPoland
CityKrakow
Period9/4/069/8/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Bao, J., Hu, Z., Caragea, D., Reecy, J., & Honavar, V. G. (2006). A tool for collaborative construction of large biological ontologie. In Proceedings - 17th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA 2006 (pp. 191-195). [1698333] (Proceedings - International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA).