The Sequence Ontology: a tool for the unification of genome annotations

Eilbeck, K., Lewis, S. E., Mungall, C. J., Yandell, M., Stein, L. D., Durbin, R., Ashburner, M. (2005) The Sequence Ontology: a tool for the unification of genome annotations. Genome Biology, 6 (5). R44. ISSN 1465-6914

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DOI: 10.1186/gb-2005-6-5-r44


The Sequence Ontology ( SO) is a structured controlled vocabulary for the parts of a genomic annotation. SO provides a common set of terms and definitions that will facilitate the exchange, analysis and management of genomic data. Because SO treats part-whole relationships rigorously, data described with it can become substrates for automated reasoning, and instances of sequence features described by the SO can be subjected to a group of logical operations termed extensional mereology operators.

Item Type: Paper
Uncontrolled Keywords: DATABASE database RESOURCE BIOLOGY
Subjects: bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > databases > database construction
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > databases > databases
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > Mapping and Rendering > ontology
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Communities: CSHL labs > Stein lab
Depositing User: CSHL Librarian
Date: 2005
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2012 16:32
Last Modified: 03 May 2018 15:29
PMCID: PMC1175956
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