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ready BioTop

Abbreviation: BT

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A top-domain ontology that provides definitions for the foundational entities of biomedicine as a basic vocabulary to unambiguously describe facts in this domain. This ontology is no longer maintained, as it duplicated much of the content in other ontologies. Though not maintained, this ontology remains available for use. The currently maintained version is BioTopLite 2 (BTL2).


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Created in 2008

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How to cite this record BT; BioTop; DOI:; Last edited: May 28, 2020, 10:32 a.m.; Last accessed: Oct 26 2021 4:35 p.m.

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Alignment of the UMLS semantic network with BioTop: methodology and assessment.

Schulz S,Beisswanger E,van den Hoek L,Bodenreider O,van Mulligen EM
Bioinformatics 2009

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BioTopLite: An Upper Level Ontology for the Life Sciences. Evolution, Design and Application

Stefan Schulz, Martin Boeker
Furbach U, Staab S, eds. Informatik 2013. Koblenz: IOS Press; 2013. 2013

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  • JA 1904/2-1 (The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)

  • SCHU 2515/1-1 (The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)