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Ontological Realism and Classification: Structures and Concepts in the Gene Ontology

Mayor, C. and Robinson, L. (2014). Ontological Realism and Classification: Structures and Concepts in the Gene Ontology. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 65(4), pp. 686-697. doi: 10.1002/asi.23057

Abstract

The Gene Ontology (GO), a scientific vocabulary widely used in molecular biology databases, is examined by an analysis of its structure, a comparison of its principles to those of traditional controlled vocabularies, and by a detailed analysis of a single concept within it. It is found that the GO deviates in some respects from its principles of ontological realism, and it is suggested the two forms of vocabulary could benefit from adopting good practice from the other.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted version of the following article: Mayor, C. and Robinson, L. (2014), Ontological realism and classification: Structures and concepts in the Gene Ontology. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 65: 686–697., which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/asi.23057
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Library & Information Science
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URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/6884
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