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This article is part of the supplement: Proceedings of the Bio-Ontologies Special Interest Group Meeting 2010

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Selected papers from the 13th Annual Bio-Ontologies Special Interest Group Meeting

Larisa N Soldatova1*, Susanna-Assunta Sansone2, Susie M Stephens3 and Nigam H Shah4

Author Affiliations

1 Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK

2 Oxford e-Research Center, University of Oxford, UK

3 Jonson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development LLC, PA, USA

4 Stanford University, CA, USA

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Journal of Biomedical Semantics 2011, 2(Suppl 2):I1  doi:10.1186/2041-1480-2-S2-I1

Published: 17 May 2011

Abstract

Over the years, the Bio-Ontologies SIG at ISMB has provided a forum for discussion of the latest and most innovative research in the application of ontologies and more generally the organisation, presentation and dissemination of knowledge in biomedicine and the life sciences. The ten papers selected for this supplement are extended versions of the original papers presented at the 2010 SIG. The papers span a wide range of topics including practical solutions for data and knowledge integration for translational medicine, hypothesis based querying , understanding kidney and urinary pathways, mining the pharmacogenomics literature; theoretical research into the orthogonality of biomedical ontologies, the representation of diseases, the representation of research hypotheses, the combination of ontologies and natural language processing for an annotation framework, the generation of textual definitions, and the discovery of gene interaction networks.