570 Biology

Ontology of Anatomical Entities

"The AEO is an ontology of anatomical structures that expands CARO, the Common Anatomy Reference Ontology, to about 160 classes using the is_a relationship; it thus provides a detailed type classification for tissues. The ~100 new classes were chosen for their use in categorizing the major vertebrate and invertebrate anatomy ontologies at a granularity adequate for tissues of a single cell type.
The AEO is intended to be useful in increasing the amount of knowledge in anatomy ontologies, facilitating annotation and enabling interoperability across anatomy ontologies.

Bioinformatics Web Services Ontology

"The Bioinformatics Web Services ontology (OBIws) is an ontology that extends the Ontology for Biomedical Investigations (OBI) to build an Ontology that supports consistent annotation of Bioinformatics Web services. We also consider reuse of terms available from the EMBRACE Data And Methods (EDAM) ontology. We follow a systematic methodology for enriching OBI with terms to support Web service Annotation. This process involves the design of ontology analysis diagrams for Web services and their subsequent analysis to discover terms that need to be added to the ontology.


"BioPAX is a standard language that aims to enable integration, exchange, visualization and analysis of biological pathway data. Specifically, BioPAX supports data exchange between pathway data groups and thus reduces the complexity of interchange between data formats by providing an accepted standard format for pathway data. It is an open and collaborative effort by the community of researchers, software developers, and institutions."


"The flood of data and factual knowledge in biology and medicine requires principled approaches to their proper analysis and management. A cornerstone in this effort constitutes the precise and complete description of the fundamental entities within this domain in terms of formal ontologies.

Thesaurus Ethik in den Biowissenschaften

"Der Thesaurus Ethik in den Biowissenschaften ist ein mehrsprachiges und kontrolliertes Indexierungs- und Recherchewerkzeug, das alle Teilbereiche der Bioethik erfasst. Mit Hilfe des Thesaurus ist es möglich, aktuelle Entwicklungen in dem heterogenen und multidisziplinären Feld der Bioethik adäquat darzustellen und einen Beitrag dazu zu leisten, die Literaturrecherche und Indexierung effizienter zu gestalten.

"The Thesaurus Ethics in the Life Sciences is a multilingual and controlled indexing and research tool that covers all areas of bioethics. With the help of the thesaurus, it is possible to present and contribute to current developments in the heterogeneous and multidisciplinary field of bioethics. The various functionalities of the thesaurus are geared primarily to the needs of the two most important target groups: researching users - both professionals and non-professionals - as well as librarian and documentary specialists who index bioethics literature and documents."