Ontology

An ontology defines a common vocabulary for researchers who need to share information in a domain. It includes machine-interpretable definitions of basic concepts in the domain and relations among them.


We addressed the problem of a lack of semantic representation for user-centric explanations and different explanation types in our Explanation Ontology (https://purl.org/heals/eo).

A retrospective analysis of administrative claims data from a large U.S. health insurer was performed to study a potential association between oral antibiotic use during early childhood and occurrence of later gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Data curation for interdisciplinary collaborative science requires a new online web-based approach that integrates domain knowledge from multiple resources and enables in tela (in the web) interactive collaboration between data providers, domain specialists, and data analysts.

With the rapid advancements in cancer research, the information that is useful for characterizing disease, staging tumors, and creating treatment and survivorship plans has been changing at a pace that creates challenges when physicians try to remain current.

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A tool that could be beneficial to the data mining community is one that facilitates the seamless integration of knowledge bases and databases. This kind of tool could form the foundation of a data mining system capable of finding interesting information using ontologies.

This paper describes the use of Simple HTML Ontology Extensions (SHOE) in a real world internet application. SHOE allows authors to add semantic content to web pages and to relate this content to common ontologies that provide contextual information about the domain.

As ontologies become common in more applications and as those applications become larger and longer-lived, it is becoming increasingly common for ontologies to be developed in distributed environments by authors with disparate backgrounds.

Collaborative ontology building requires both knowledge integration and knowledge reconciliation. Wiki@nt is an ontology building environment that supports collaborative ontology development.