Computational Biology

Anatomy Ontologies for Bioinformatics

Principles and Practice

Editors: Burger, Albert, Davidson, Duncan, Baldock, Richard (Eds.)

  • A timely and first-of-its-kind, tightly edited collection of papers on anatomy ontologies
  • Highlights the challenges that remain today and that will have to be considered when dealing with anatomy-based information on the Semantic Web
  • Provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of the foundations of anatomical ontologies and the state of the art in terms of existing tools and applications
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Bioinformatics as a discipline has come of age, and there are now numerous databases and tools that are widely used by researchers in the biomedical field. However, successful development of future bioinformatics applications will depend on an appropriately formalised representation of domain knowledge.

This book provides a timely and first-of-its-kind collection of contributed chapters on anatomy ontologies. It is interdisciplinary in its approach, bringing together relevant expertise from computing and biomedical studies, and covering both theoretical and applied aspects, with an emphasis on newer work relevant to the emerging Semantic Web.

Topics and Features:

• Provides a comprehensive discussion of the foundations of anatomical ontologies and the state of the art in existing computational tools and applications

• Considers a number of fundamental modelling principles

• Includes chapters about research on algorithms to systematically align anatomy ontologies and to mine data in the literature, using anatomy terms

• Explains recent efforts to develop a common anatomy reference ontology

• Discusses anatomy in the context of spatio-temporal biomedical atlases

• Describes systems and tools for linking anatomy ontologies with each other and with other on-line resources, such as the biomedical literature

• Highlights the challenges of dealing with anatomy-based information on the Semantic Web

Although primarily written for readers who will be involved in developing the next generation of IT applications in the areas of life sciences, biomedical sciences and health care, this unique volume will be of interest to anyone who will further develop anatomy ontologies, who will use them, and who will be involved in the actual development of relevant (semantic) web applications.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Anatomical Ontologies for Model Organisms: The Fungi and Animals

    Bard, Jonathan

    Pages 3-25

  • Plant Structure Ontology (PSO)— A Morphological and Anatomical Ontology of Flowering Plants

    Ilic, Katica (et al.)

    Pages 27-42

  • Anatomy for Clinical Terminology

    Rector, Alan L

    Pages 43-57

  • The Foundational Model of Anatomy Ontology

    Rosse, Cornelius (et al.)

    Pages 59-117

  • Towards a Disease Ontology

    Schofield, Paul N. (et al.)

    Pages 119-130

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Anatomy Ontologies for Bioinformatics
Book Subtitle
Principles and Practice
Editors
  • Albert Burger
  • Duncan Davidson
  • Richard Baldock
Series Title
Computational Biology
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-885-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84628-885-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84628-884-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-84996-666-5
Series ISSN
1568-2684
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 354
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