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Ontologies in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology

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Part of the Computational Biology book series (COBO, volume 5)

Ontologies are being used in bioinformatics and systems biology, among others, for communication between people and organizations, as the basis for interoperability between systems, and as query models and indexes to repositories of information. In this chapter we give a background of the area and provide a state of the art overview. We present different possible definitions of ontology, examples of bio-ontologies and their use, formalisms that can be used to represent ontologies as well as tools that support the different stages in the life cycle of an ontology.

Keywords

System Biology Knowledge Representation Description Logic Control Vocabulary Logical Theory 
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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© Springer 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer and Information ScienceLinköpings universitetSweden

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