Evidence Codes Ontology

"The Evidence Ontology (ECO) describes types of scientific evidence within the realm of biological research that can arise from laboratory experiments, computational methods, manual literature curation, and other means. Researchers can use these types of evidence to support assertions about things (such as scientific conclusions, gene annotations, or other statements of fact) that result from scientific research. ECO comprises two high-level classes, evidence and assertion method, where evidence is defined as “a type of information that is used to support an assertion,” and assertion method is defined as “a means by which a statement is made about an entity.” Together evidence and assertion method can be combined to describe both the support for an assertion and whether that assertion was made by a human being or a computer. However, ECO can not be used to make the assertion itself; for that, one would use another ontology, free text description, or other means. ECO was originally created around the year 2000 to support gene product annotation by the Gene Ontology."

  • Evidence Codes Ontology
  • ECO
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URI http://bartoc.org/en/node/1028
Homepage http://code.google.com/p/evidenceontology/
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