Posts Tagged ontology

Friends and Family: Exploring Transitivity and Subproperties

on August 8, 2013 by Sean Bechhofer in Uncategorized, Under Review, Comments (0)

Summary An exploration of the relationship between subproperties and property characteristics, in particular transitivity. Author Sean Bechhofer Information Management Groups School of Computer Science University of Manchester Oxford Road […]


Common reasons for ontology inconsistency

on June 12, 2013 by Samantha Bail in Articles, Comments (0)

Summary Following on from the previous Ontogenesis article “(I can’t get no) satisfiability” (, this post explores common reasons for the inconsistency of an ontology. Inconsistency is a severe error […]


Review for What is an upper level ontology?

on May 12, 2010 by Michel Dumontier in Peer Review, Comments (0)

This is a review of What is an upper level ontology? In this article, Robert nicely covers the different aspects that upper level ontologies need to consider to prescribe […]


Separating Concepts from Labels

on April 20, 2010 by Robert Stevens and Duncan Hull in Under Review, Comments (0)

When creating ontologies it is good practice to separate the concept and the label or term used to refer to that concept. Take the category or class that the […]


Review of What is an ontology?

on January 22, 2010 by Michel Dumontier in Peer Review, Comments (0)

This is a review of What is an ontology? This well written article spans both logical and philosophical considerations in Ontology so as to provides insight into the kinds […]


Ontologies for Sharing, Ontologies for Use

on by David Shotton in Under Review, Comments (3)

David Shotton §, Chris Catton and Graham Klyne Image Bioinformatics Research Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK § Corresponding author: e-mail: […]


What is an ontology?

on by Robert Stevens, Alan Rector and Duncan Hull in Reviewed, Comments (10)

Robert Stevens*, Alan Rector* and Duncan Hull† * School of Computer Science, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, UK † EMBL Outstation – Hinxton, European Bioinformatics Institute, Wellcome […]


Semantic Integration in the Life Sciences

on January 21, 2010 by Allyson Lister in Reviewed, Comments (6)

There are a number of limitations in data integration: data sets are often noisy, incomplete, of varying levels of granularity and highly changeable. Every time one of the underlying […]


Ontological Annotation of Data

on by Helen Parkinson in Under Review, Comments (3)

An introduction to annotation of data using ontologies with examples from the bio-medical domain.