Ontologies with Python

Programming OWL 2.0 Ontologies with Python and Owlready2

Authors: Jean-Baptiste, Lamy

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  • The first book in market on OWL ontologies using Python
  • Includes examples based on well-known resources such as DBpedia, Gene Ontology, and UMLS
  • Describes the integration of ontologies in dynamic Python websites
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About this book

Use ontologies in Python, with the Owlready2 module developed for ontology-oriented programming. You will start with an introduction and refresher on Python and OWL ontologies. Then, you will dive straight into how to access, create, and modify ontologies in Python. Next, you will move on to an overview of semantic constructs and class properties followed by how to perform automatic reasoning. You will also learn about annotations, multilingual texts, and how to add Python methods to OWL classes and ontologies. Using medical terminologies as well as direct access to RDF triples is also covered.

Python is one of the most used programming languages, especially in the biomedical field, and formal ontologies are also widely used. However, there are limited resources for the use of ontologies in Python. Owlready2, downloaded more than 60,000 times, is a response to this problem, and this book is the first one on the topic of using ontologies with Python.

What You Will Learn

  • Use Owlready2 to access and modify OWL ontologies in Python
  • Publish ontologies on dynamic websites
  • Perform automatic reasoning in Python
  • Use well-known ontologies, including DBpedia and Gene Ontology, and terminological resources, such as UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)
  • Integrate Python methods in OWL ontologies

Who Is This Book For

Beginner to experienced readers from biomedical sciences and artificial intelligence fields would find the book useful.

About the authors

Lamy Jean-Baptiste is a senior lecturer at Paris 13 University and a member of the LIMICS, a research lab focused on biomedical informatics. He is also the developer of the Owlready2 Python module that allows access to OWL ontologies. He has developed many research prototypes, and one of them (VCM iconic medical language) has been patented in the US, with three licenses sold to industrial partners.

Lamy speaks regularly at artificial intelligence and medical informatics conferences, has written over 50 journal papers, and is a moderator on the Owlready forum on Nabbles. He was awarded the best paper award at MEDINFO 2019, the largest international conference in medical informatics.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook $29.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4842-6552-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $39.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-6551-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions & severe weather in the US may cause delays
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ontologies with Python
Book Subtitle
Programming OWL 2.0 Ontologies with Python and Owlready2
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Lamy Jean-Baptiste
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-6552-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-6552-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-6551-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 344
Number of Illustrations
52 b/w illustrations
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