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This article is part of the supplement: Proceedings of the Bio-Ontologies Special Interest Group 2012

Open Access Introduction

Selected papers from the 15th Annual Bio-Ontologies Special Interest Group Meeting

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

Author Affiliations

1 Brunel University, London, 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 2013, 4(Suppl 1):I1  doi:10.1186/2041-1480-4-S1-I1

Published: 15 April 2013

Abstract

Over the 15 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 and the commentary selected for this supplement span a wide range of topics including: web-based querying over multiple ontologies, integration of data, annotating patent records, NCBO Web services, ontology developments for probabilistic reasoning and for physiological processes, and analysis of the progress of annotation and structural GO changes.