Journal article

Reuse of terminological resources for efficient ontological engineering in Life Sciences

Antonio Jimeno-Yepes, Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz, Rafael Berlanga-Llavori, Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann

BMC BIOINFORMATICS | BMC | Published : 2009


This paper is intended to explore how to use terminological resources for ontology engineering. Nowadays there are several biomedical ontologies describing overlapping domains, but there is not a clear correspondence between the concepts that are supposed to be equivalent or just similar. These resources are quite precious but their integration and further development are expensive. Terminologies may support the ontological development in several stages of the lifecycle of the ontology; e.g. ontology integration. In this paper we investigate the use of terminological resources during the ontology lifecycle. We claim that the proper creation and use of a shared thesaurus is a cornerstone for ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors wish to thank the EU project Health-e-Child (IST 2004-027749) for providing us the application domain. This work has been partially funded by the Spanish National Research Program (contract number TIN2008-01825/TIN). Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz was supported by the PhD Fellowship Program of the Generalitat Valenciana. Antonio Jimeno-Yepes was supported by funding from the EC STREP project BOOTStrep (FP6-028099,