Modeling biomedical experimental processes with OBI (2009)

Author(s): Brinkman R, Bug B, Causton H, Clancy K, Cocos C, Courtot M, Derom D, Deutsch E, Fan L, Field D, Fostel J, Fragaso G, Gibson F, Gray T, Greenbaum J, Grenom P, Grethe J, He Y, Heiskanen M, Hernandez-Boussard T, Lord P, Lister AL, Malone J, Manduchi E, Montecchi L, Morrison N, Mungall C, Parkinson H, Peters B, Pocock M, Rocca-Serra P, Rubin D, Ruttenberg A, Sansone S-A, Scheuermann R, Schober D, Smith B, Soldatova LN, Stenzhorn H, Stoeckert C, Taylor C, Vita R, Westbrook J, White J, Whetzel PL, Wiemann S, Zheng J

    Abstract: Motivation: Experimental metadata are stored in many different formats and styles, creating challenges in comparison, reproduction and analysis. These difficulties impose severe limitations on the usability of such metadata in a wider context. The Ontology for Biomedical Investigations (OBI), developed as part of a global, cross community effort, provides an approach to represent biological and clinical investigations in an explicit and integrative framework which facilitates computational processing and semantic web compatibility. Here we detail two real-world applications of OBI and show how OBI satisfies such use cases.

    Notes: Collective authorship of the OBI Consortium

      • Date: 28-06-2009
      • Conference Name: 12th Annual Bio-Ontologies Meeting, ISMB/ECCB 2009
      • Pages: 4
      • Publisher: Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology
      • Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. abstract)
      • Bibliographic status: Published

      Keywords: ontologies, bioinformatics

      Staff

      Dr Allyson Lister
      Research Associate

      Dr Phillip Lord
      Lecturer