Lookup NU author(s): Dr Jennifer Warrender,
Dr Phillip Lord
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Developing ontologies can be expensive, time-consuming, as well as dificult to develop and maintain. This is especially true for more expressive and/or larger ontologies. Some ontologies are, however, relatively repetitive, reusing design patterns; building these with both generic and bespoke patterns should reduce duplication and increase reg- ularity which in turn should impact on the cost of development.Here we report on the usage of patterns applied to two biomedical ontolo- gies: firstly a novel ontology for karyotypes which has been built ground- up using a pattern based approach; and, secondly, our initial refactoring of the SIO ontology to make explicit use of patterns at development time. To enable this, we use the Tawny-OWL library which enables full- programmatic development of ontologies. We show how this approach can generate large numbers of classes from much simpler data structures which is highly beneficial within biomedical ontology engineering.
Author(s): Warrender JD, Lord P
Editor(s): Adrian Paschke, Albert Burger, Paolo Romano, M. Scott Marshall, Andrea Splendiani
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences
Year of Conference: 2013
Series Title: CEUR Workshop Proceedings