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A Highly Literate Approach to Ontology Building

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Phillip Lord, Dr Jennifer Warrender


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© Copyright 2015 for the individual papers by the papers' authors. Ontologies present an attractive technology for describing bio-medicine, because they can be shared, and have rich computational properties. However, they lack the rich expressivity of English and fit poorly with the current scientific "publish or perish" model. While, there have been attempts to combine free text and ontologies, most of these perform post-hoc annotation of text. In this paper, we introduce our new environment which borrows from literate programming, to allow an author to co-develop both text and ontological description. We are currently using this environment to document the Karyotype Ontology which allows rich descriptions of the chromosomal complement in humans. We explore some of the advantages and difficulties of this form of ontology development.

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Author(s): Lord P, Warrender JD

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences (SWAT4LS 2015)

Year of Conference: 2015

Pages: 94-107

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

ISSN: 1613-0073

Publisher: CEUR-WS