Disease Ontology 2015 update: an expanded and updated database of human diseases for linking biomedical knowledge through disease data.
Bottom Line: Since the DO 2012 NAR paper, there have been hundreds of term requests and a steady increase in the number of DO listserv members, twitter followers and DO website usage.DO is moving to a multi-editor model utilizing Protégé to curate DO in web ontology language.This will enable closer collaboration with the Human Phenotype Ontology, EBI's Ontology Working Group, Mouse Genome Informatics and the Monarch Initiative among others, and enhance DO's current asserted view and multiple inferred views through reasoning.
Affiliation: Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology, National Cancer Institute, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, USA.Show MeSH
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Mentions: The Human Disease Ontology (Figure 1) (7) (DO, http://www.disease-ontology.org) is a community driven standards-based ontology that is focused on representing common and rare disease concepts captured across biomedical resources with the mission of providing a disease interface between data resources through ongoing support (term review and integration) of disease terminology needs. The DO project has had a significant impact on the development of biomedical resources, as evidenced by the body of 95 Google Scholar citations to DO's 2012 NAR paper (7).
Affiliation: Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology, National Cancer Institute, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, USA.