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Schulz, S; Boeker, M; Stenzhorn, H.
How granularity issues concern biomedical ontology integration.
Stud Health Technol Inform. 2008; 136(1878):863-868


Authors Med Uni Graz:
Schulz Stefan

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The application of upper ontologies has been repeatedly advocated for supporting interoperability between domain ontologies in order to facilitate shared data use both within and across disciplines. We have developed BioTop as a top-domain ontology to integrate more specialized ontologies in the biomolecular and biomedical domain. In this paper, we report on concrete integration problems of this ontology with the domain-independent Basic Formal Ontology (BFO) concerning the issue of fiat and aggregated objects in the context of different granularity levels. We conclude that the third BFO level must be ignored in order not to obviate cross-granularity integration.
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