NIGMS article: What is an ontology?

Stephanie Dutchen from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) writes on “What is an ontology” explaining how ontologies can be used to organize biological knowledge by providing a common vocabulary for scientists in different organizations and specialties and by representing the relationships between terms providing added knowledge.
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To learn more about ontologies, review the NCBO Educational Materials and BioPortal, a library of biomedical ontologies.