JBMS Paper: Unification of multi-species vertebrate anatomy ontologies for comparative biology in Uberon
Our paper on the unification of multiple vertebrate anatomy ontologies has been published in JBMS.
This paper describes the decision to merge efforts and combine forces by unifying the following anatomy ontologies:
- The Teleost Anatomy Ontology (TAO), covering bony fish
- The Amphibian Anatomy Ontology (AAO)
- The Vertebrate Skeletal Anatomy Ontology (VSAO), covering all aspects of skeletal structures in vertebrates
- The vertebrate Homologous Organ Groups (vHOG) ontology
All these ontologies were combined into Uberon. As a result, the curation efforts of multiple different groups, including Phenoscape, Bgee and FEED are focused on one resource, and data from these projects can be integrated together.
Haendel, M. a, Balhoff, J. P., Bastian, F. B., Blackburn, D. C., Blake, J. a, Bradford, Y., … Mungall, C. J. (2014). Unification of multi-species vertebrate anatomy ontologies for comparative biology in Uberon. Journal of Biomedical Semantics, 5(1), 21. doi:10.1186/2041-1480-5-21 http://www.jbiomedsem.com/content/5/1/21
July 9, 2014
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