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Searching biomedical ontologies based on content

Alani, Harith; Noy, Natasha; Shah, Nigam; Shadbolt, Nigel and Musen, Mark (2007). Searching biomedical ontologies based on content. In: 10th International Protégé Conference, 15-18 July 2007, Budapest, Hungary.

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As more ontologies become publicly available, finding the 'right' ontologies becomes much harder. In this paper, we introduce a new ontology search technique which is based on corpus analysis. In particular, we look at the case when users search for ontologies relevant to a particular topic (e.g., an ontology about anatomy). Our experiments demonstrate that using our method for query expansion improves retrieval results by a 113%, compared to the tools that search only for the user query terms and consider only class and property names.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2007 The Authors
Academic Unit/Department: Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 21190
Depositing User: Harith Alani
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2010 14:33
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2011 19:22
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