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This article is part of the supplement: Proceedings of the Bio-Ontologies Special Interest Group 2011

Open Access Introduction

Selected papers from the 14th Annual Bio-Ontologies Special Interest Group Meeting

Larisa N Soldatova1*, Susanna-Assunta Sansone2, Michel Dumontier3 and Nigam H Shah4

Author Affiliations

1 Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK

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

3 Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

4 Stanford University, CA, USA

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Journal of Biomedical Semantics 2012, 3(Suppl 1):I1  doi:10.1186/2041-1480-3-S1-I1

Published: 24 April 2012

Abstract

Over the 14 years, the Bio-Ontologies SIG at ISMB has provided a forum for discussion of the latest and most innovative research in the bio-ontologies development, its applications to biomedicine and more generally the organisation, presentation and dissemination of knowledge in biomedicine and the life sciences. The seven papers selected for this supplement span a wide range of topics including: web-based querying over multiple ontologies, integration of data from wikis, innovative methods of annotating and mining electronic health records, advances in annotating web documents and biomedical literature, quality control of ontology alignments, and the ontology support for predictive models about toxicity and open access to the toxicity data.