Anatomical ontologies: names and places in biology

Richard Baldock, Albert Burger

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Ontology has long been the preserve of philosophers and logicians. Recently, ideas from this field have been picked up by computer scientists as a basis for encoding knowledge and with the hope of achieving interoperability and intelligent system behavior. In bioinformatics, ontologies might allow hitherto impossible query and data-mining activities. We review the use of anatomy ontologies to represent space in biological organisms, specifically mouse and human.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108
JournalGenome Biology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Mice
  • Biology
  • Anatomy


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