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NCI Thesaurus OBO compliance

Open Biomedical Ontology compliance of the National Cancer Institute Thesaurus

One of the most used and valuable standard terminology is the NCI Thesaurus. In a research project, the NCI Thesaurus was found to be non-conformant to good ontology practices. Based on the criticism, Apelon devised and demonstrated a solution to bring the NCI Thesaurus into OBO compliance. The success of the Apelon approach was demonstrated using a sample set from the current NCI thesaurus. As a result of the prototype, the NCI has begun the process of implementing the solution into the next genreation of the NCI Thesaurus, named BiomedGT.


Involved Persons:

Project Leader: Harold Solbrig (Apelon)
Other involved People: Franklin Din, Informatics Consultant, Apelon Inc.
dr. abid hussain (12 star_purple)


Is the project funded?yes
Funding source:NCI

Other information:

Duration of project:Complete
Papers related to project:http://biomedgt.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

DIOC user:

franklin din (19 star_red), FraudLens, Inc
franklin din's interests: digital imaging/image processing, clinical decision support, educational technology, bioinformatics, computer-based patient records, patients and computers/consumer health informatics, diagnostic and therapeutic technologies, interoperability, RHIO


dr. abid hussain (12 ), 06/30/2008:
Can I be the part of this study? I am resident of Pakistan.


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