Tag Archives: ontologies

Ontologies in health: ready for prime time? IAO versus openEHR

A lot of ontology work has been going on for some years that comes loosely under the BFO and OBO activities, which stand to improve how computing in health is done. BFO is the Basic Formal Ontology, and OBO is … Continue reading

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Ontologies and information models: a uniting principle

Software developers and ontologists generally live in two different worlds. The former group think they are building systems to perform information processing and computation, and the latter group think they are formally describing some aspect of the world. [Note: slight … Continue reading

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