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ATOL: The Multi-species Livestock Trait Ontology

  • Wiktoria Golik
  • Olivier Dameron
  • Jérôme Bugeon
  • Alice Fatet
  • Isabelle Hue
  • Catherine Hurtaud
  • Matthieu Reichstadt
  • Marie-Christine Salaün
  • Jean Vernet
  • Léa Joret
  • Frédéric Papazian
  • Claire Nédellec
  • Pierre-Yves Le Bail
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 343)

Abstract

This paper presents the multi-species Animal Trait Ontology for Livestock (ATOL) and the methodology used for its design. ATOL has been designed as a reference source for indexing phenotype databases and scientific papers. It covers five major topics related to animal productions: growth and meat quality, animal nutrition, milk production, reproduction and welfare. It is composed of species-independent concepts subsuming species-specific ones so that cross-species and species-specific reasoning can be performed consistently. In order to ensure a large consensus, three complementary approaches have successively been applied to its design: reuse of existing ontologies, integration of production-specific livestock traits by a large team of domain experts and curators and terminology analysis of scientific papers. It resulted in a detailed taxonomy of 1,654 traits that is available at http://www.atol-ontology.com

Keywords

animal trait livestock ontology terminological analysis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wiktoria Golik
    • 1
  • Olivier Dameron
    • 2
  • Jérôme Bugeon
    • 3
  • Alice Fatet
    • 4
  • Isabelle Hue
    • 1
  • Catherine Hurtaud
    • 5
  • Matthieu Reichstadt
    • 6
  • Marie-Christine Salaün
    • 5
  • Jean Vernet
    • 6
  • Léa Joret
    • 3
  • Frédéric Papazian
    • 1
  • Claire Nédellec
    • 1
  • Pierre-Yves Le Bail
    • 3
  1. 1.INRA, UR1077Jouy-en-JosasFrance
  2. 2.INSERM, UMR936 Université de Rennes1France
  3. 3.INRA, UR1037RennesFrance
  4. 4.INRA-CNRS, UMR0085 Université F. RabelaisToursFrance
  5. 5.INRA, UMR1348 Agrocampus OuestRennesFrance
  6. 6.INRA, UMR1213 VetAgro SupClermont-FerrandFrance

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