Populous: A tool for populating an ontology

Simon Jupp, Matthew Horridge, Luigi Iannone, Julie Klein, Stuart Owen, Joost Schanstra, Katy Wolstencroft, Robert Stevens

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    We present Populous, an open source application for gathering content for an ontology and populating that ontology en masse. Populous presents authors with a table-based form where columns are tied to take values from particular ontologies; the user can select a concept from an ontology via its meaningful label to give a value for a given entity. Populated tables are fed into templates that can then be used to generate the ontology's axioms. Populous separates knowledge gathering from the conceptualisation; it also removes users from the usual ontology authoring tools.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCEUR Workshop Proceedings|CEUR Workshop Proc.
    PublisherRWTH Aachen University
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event2nd International Conference on Biomedical Ontology, ICBO 2011 - Buffalo, NY
    Duration: 1 Jul 2011 → …
    http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/ stevensr/papers/icbo2011.pdf

    Publication series

    NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings - (ICBO 2011)


    Conference2nd International Conference on Biomedical Ontology, ICBO 2011
    CityBuffalo, NY
    Period1/07/11 → …
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    • ontology
    • Populous
    • open source application


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