Ontologies for Anatomy

This book is focused on anatomical Ontology.


    An ontology is a "formal, explicit specification of a shared conceptualization".

    Ontologies represent domains of knowledge by defining entities within the domain (and the terms used to refer to them) as well as how the entities are related to each other. An ontology  provides  a computable representation of the underlying reality.

Links on the Web about this topic:

  1. Start point on the web to build an ontology in the field of anatomy:
    Open Biomedical Ontology (Website and Paper in Nature biotech.)
  2. Spatial ontology:
    CARO A small ontology for anatomical spatial references, such as dorsal, ventral, axis, and so forth: Article (chapter of book)
  3. Barry Smith introducrion about biomedical ontomogies.