Knowledge Acquisition Focused Cooperative Development of Bio-ontologies – A Case Study with BIO2Me

  • Dominic Mainz
  • Ingo Paulsen
  • Indra Mainz
  • Katrin Weller
  • Jochen Kohl
  • Arndt von Haeseler
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 13)


We diagnose the need for collaborative ontology engineering approaches exemplified by the life sciences. With BIO2Me we present our case study, a structured knowledge base in the field of bioinformatics tools and methods. We point out the difficulties in knowledge elicitation and concerning the cooperation of domain experts and ontology designers we experienced during the engineering process of our ontology. Finally, we demonstrate our solutions for an ontology developing environment by discussing some aspects such as publication relevant tagging and semantically binding wiki pages with ontologies to integrate domain experts into the ontology development process.


Domain Expert Bioinformatics Tool Ontology Development Knowledge Elicitation Ontology Designer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dominic Mainz
    • 1
  • Ingo Paulsen
    • 1
  • Indra Mainz
    • 1
  • Katrin Weller
    • 1
  • Jochen Kohl
    • 1
  • Arndt von Haeseler
    • 2
  1. 1.Heinrich-Heine-UniversityDuesseldorfGermany
  2. 2.Center for Integrative Bioinformatics Vienna, Max F. Perutz LaboratoriesUniversity of Vienna, Medical University of Vienna and Veterinary University of, ViennaViennaAustria

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