Applications of the ACGT Master Ontology on Cancer

  • Mathias Brochhausen
  • Gabriele Weiler
  • Luis Martín
  • Cristian Cocos
  • Holger Stenzhorn
  • Norbert Graf
  • Martin Dörr
  • Manolis Tsiknakis
  • Barry Smith
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5333)


In this paper we present applications of the ACGT Master Ontology (MO) which is a new terminology resource for a transnational network providing data exchange in oncology, emphasizing the integration of both clinical and molecular data. The development of a new ontology was necessary due to problems with existing biomedical ontologies in oncology. The ACGT MO is a test case for the application of best practices in ontology development. This paper provides an overview of the application of the ontology within the ACGT project thus far.


biomedical ontology clinical trials mediation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mathias Brochhausen
    • 1
  • Gabriele Weiler
    • 2
  • Luis Martín
    • 3
  • Cristian Cocos
    • 1
  • Holger Stenzhorn
    • 4
  • Norbert Graf
    • 5
  • Martin Dörr
    • 6
  • Manolis Tsiknakis
    • 6
  • Barry Smith
    • 1
    • 7
  1. 1.IFOMISSaarland UniversitySaarbrückenGermany
  2. 2.Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical EngineeringSt. IngbertGermany
  3. 3.Biomedical Informatics Group, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, School of Computer ScienceUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain
  4. 4.Institute of Medical Biometry and Medical InformaticsUniversity Medical CenterFreiburgGermany
  5. 5.Paediatric Haematology and OncologySaarland University HospitalHomburgGermany
  6. 6.Institute of Computer ScienceFoundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH)HeraklionGreece
  7. 7.Department of Philosophy and New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life SciencesUniversity at BuffaloUSA

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