Applications of the ACGT Master Ontology on Cancer

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Brochhausen M, Weiler G, Martin L, Cocos C, Stenzhorn H, Graf N, Dörr M, Tsiknakis M, Smith B. In: R. Meersman, Z. Tari, P. Herrero (eds.): OTM 2008 Workshops, LNCS 5333, 2008, 1046-1055.

In this paper we present applications of the ACGT Master Ontology (MO) which is a new terminology resource for a transnational network providing data exchange in oncology, emphasizing the integration of both clinical and molecular data. The development of a new ontology was necessary due to problems with existing biomedical ontologies in oncology. The ACGT MO is a test case for the application of best practices in ontology development. This paper provides an overview of the application of the ontology within the ACGT project thus far.