Introduction to Biomedical Ontologies #2: Anatomy of an Ontology Annotation, part 1

submitted by: jennifer.r.smith
Do you find that, like many who use biomedical ontologies, the only part of an ontology "annotation" you use is the ontology term itself? Perhaps you've noticed from time to time that there are some other things that seem to tag along with the ontology term but never really paid attention to those. Or perhaps you are just learning about ontologies and you want to know where the ontology "annotations" come from and what they are based on. This video gives a general overview of how ontology...

Introduction to Biomedical Ontologies 1: What is an Ontology?

submitted by: jennifer.r.smith

While reading an article or looking at a website, have you ever seen the term “ontology” and wondered what that meant? Do you hear people talking about using ontologies and ask yourself what the hubbub is about? This video is designed to help answer those questions. Here is a beginner’s look at what an ontology is and why ontologies are an important tool in the scientist’s toolbox.

Data Curation in Biology – Past, Present and Future

submitted by: simont
This is an audio recording of Janet Thornton's keynote presentation at the Third International BioCurator Society meeting held in Berlin, April 2009. Abstract: Data curation has been critical in the development of biology from Darwin and Linnaeus to UniProt, the careful collection and organisation of data has been the spring from which new hypotheses and understanding have emerged. In this presentation, I will describe how we have used data curation in my own research group - and also...