Completing the is-a Structure of Biomedical Ontologies

  • Zlatan Dragisic
  • Patrick Lambrix
  • Fang Wei-Kleiner
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-08590-6_7

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8574)
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Dragisic Z., Lambrix P., Wei-Kleiner F. (2014) Completing the is-a Structure of Biomedical Ontologies. In: Galhardas H., Rahm E. (eds) Data Integration in the Life Sciences. DILS 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8574. Springer, Cham

Abstract

Ontologies in the biomedical domain are becoming a key element for data integration and search. The usefulness of the applications which use ontologies is often directly influenced by the quality of ontologies, as incorrect or incomplete ontologies might lead to wrong or incomplete results for the applications. Therefore, there is an increasing need for repairing defects in ontologies. In this paper we focus on completing ontologies. We provide an algorithm for completing the is-a structure in \({\cal{EL}}\) ontologies which covers many biomedical ontologies. Further, we present an implemented system based on the algorithm as well as an evaluation using three biomedical ontologies.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zlatan Dragisic
    • 1
    • 2
  • Patrick Lambrix
    • 1
    • 2
  • Fang Wei-Kleiner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer and Information ScienceLinköping UniversityLinköpingSweden
  2. 2.Swedish e-Science Research CentreSweden

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