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.