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Identitas: A better way to be meaningless

Lookup NU author(s): Nizal Alshammry, Dr Phillip Lord



This is the final published version of a conference proceedings (inc. abstract) that has been published in its final definitive form by CEUR-WS, 2017.

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© 2018 CEUR-WS. All rights reserved. It is often recommended that identifiers for ontology terms should be semantics-free or meaningless. In practice, ontology developers tend to use numeric identifiers, starting at 1 and working upwards. Here we describe a number of significant flaws to this scheme, and the alternatives to them which we have implemented in our library, identitas.

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Author(s): Alshammry N, Lord P

Editor(s): Matthew Horridge, Phillip Lord, Jennifer D. Warrender

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Biomedical Ontology (ICBO 2017)

Year of Conference: 2017

Online publication date: 11/07/2018

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

Date deposited: 09/08/2018

ISSN: 1613-0073

Publisher: CEUR-WS


Series Title: CEUR Workshop Proceedings