Aligning the Parasite Experiment Ontology and the Ontology for Biomedical Investigations Using AgreementMaker

TitleAligning the Parasite Experiment Ontology and the Ontology for Biomedical Investigations Using AgreementMaker
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsValerie Cross, Cosmin Stroe, Xueheng Hu, Pramit Silwal, Maryam Panahiazar, Isabel F. Cruz, Priti Parikh, Amit Sheth
Conference NameInternational Conference on Biomedical Ontology (ICBO 2011)
Date Published07/2011
Conference LocationBuffalo, New York
Keywordsbiomedical ontologies, lexicons, mapping provenance, ontology alignment, ontology profiling
Abstract

Tremendous amounts of data exist in life sciences along with many bio-ontologies. Though these databases contain important information about gene, proteins, functions, etc., this information is not well utilized due to the heterogeneous formats of these databases. Therefore, ontology alignment (OA) is now very critical for life science domain. Our work utilizes AgreementMaker for OA and describes results, difficulties faced in the process, and lessons learned. We aligned two real-world ontologies, the Parasite Experiment Ontology (PEO) and the Ontology for Biomedical Investigations (OBI). The former is more application- oriented and the latter is a reference ontology for any biomedical or clinical investigations. Our study led to several enhancements to AgreementMaker: annotation profiling, mapping provenance information, and tailored lexicon building. These enhancements, which are applicable to any OA system, greatly improved the alignment of these real world ontologies, producing 90% precision with 60% recall from the BSMlex+, the Base Similarity Matcher, and 57% precision with 67% recall from the PSMlex+, the Parametric String Matcher, both using lexicon lookup for synonyms. The mappings obtained through this study are posted on BioPortal site for public use.

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Valerie Cross, Cosmin Stroe, Xueheng Hu, Pramit Silwal, Maryam Panahiazar, Isabel F. Cruz, Priti Parikh, and Amit Sheth, 'Aligning the Parasite Experiment Ontology and the Ontology for Biomedical Investigations Using AgreementMaker,' International Conference on Biomedical Ontology (ICBO 2011), Buffalo, New York, July 26-30, 2011.
project: Tcruzi
year: 2011
venue url: http://icbo.buffalo.edu/
venue name: International Conference on Biomedical Ontology (ICBO 2011)
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