Pedro Ontology Services: A Framework for Rapid Ontology Markup

  • Kevin Garwood
  • Phillip Lord
  • Helen Parkinson
  • Norman W. Paton
  • Carole Goble
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3532)


Semantic Web technologies offer the possibility of increased accuracy and completeness in search and retrieval operations. In recent years, curators of data resources have begun favouring the use of ontologies over the use of free text entries. Generally this has been done by marking up existing database records with “annotations” that contain ontology term references. Although there are a number of tools available for developing ontologies, there are few generic resources for enabling this annotation process. This paper examines the requirements for such an annotation tool, and describes the design and implementation of the Pedro Ontology Service Framework, which seeks to fulfill these requirements.


Description Logic Control Vocabulary Data Provider Microarray Gene Expression Data Williams Beuren Syndrome 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kevin Garwood
    • 1
  • Phillip Lord
    • 1
  • Helen Parkinson
    • 2
  • Norman W. Paton
    • 1
  • Carole Goble
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK
  2. 2.European Bioinformatics InstituteCambridgeUK

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