Nanoparticle Ontology for Nanoinformatics

Baker, Nathan A and Thomas, Dennis G. (2010) Nanoparticle Ontology for Nanoinformatics. In: Nanoinformatics 2010, November 3 - 5, 2010, Arlington, VA. (Unpublished)

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Cancer nanomedicine research data are so diverse and voluminous that it is difficult to share and efficiently use them without informatics tools. Ontologies provide a unifying knowledge framework for annotating the data and facilitate the semantic integration, knowledge-based searching, unambiguous interpretation, mining, and inferencing of the data using informatics methods. In this paper, we discuss the design and development of the NanoParticle Ontology (NPO), which is developed within the framework of the Basic Formal Ontology (BFO) and implemented in the Ontology Web Language (OWL) using well-defined ontology design principles. The NPO was developed to represent knowledge underlying the preparation, chemical composition, and characterization of nanomaterials involved in cancer research. Public releases of the NPO are available through BioPortal website, maintained by the National Center for Biomedical Ontology. Editorial and governance processes are being developed by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG®) Nanomedicine Working Group for the maintenance, review, and growth of the NPO.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Uncontrolled Keywords: NanoParticle Ontology, cancer research, nanomedicine, ontology web language (OWL),
InterNano Taxonomy: Informatics and Standards
Collections: National Nanomanufacturing Network Archive > Conferences and Workshops > Nanoinformatics 2010
Depositing User: Rebecca Reznik-Zellen
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2011 20:00
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2011 20:00

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