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ready Basic Formal Ontology

Abbreviation:BFO


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The Basic Formal Ontology (BFO) is a small, upper level ontology that is designed for use in supporting information retrieval, analysis and integration in scientific and other domains. BFO is a genuine upper ontology. Thus it does not contain physical, chemical, biological or other terms which would properly fall within the coverage domains of the special sciences. BFO is used by more than 250 ontology-driven endeavors throughout the world.

How to cite this record: FAIRsharing.org: BFO; Basic Formal Ontology; DOI: https://doi.org/10.25504/FAIRsharing.wcpd6f; Last edited: Feb. 22, 2018, 1:57 p.m.; Last accessed: Apr 23 2018 3:58 p.m.




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Record updated: July 18, 2017, 4:09 a.m. by alanruttenberg.


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The Open Biological and Biomedical Ontology (OBO) Foundry is a collective of ontology developers that are committed to collaboration and adherence to shared principles. The mission of the OBO Foundry is to develop a family of interoperable ontologies that are both logically well-formed and scientifically accurate. To achieve this, OBO Foundry participants voluntarily adhere to and contribute to the development of an evolving set of principles including open use, collaborative development, non-overlapping and strictly-scoped content, and common syntax and relations, based on ontology models that work well, such as the Gene Ontology (GO). The OBO Foundry is overseen by an Operations Committee with Editorial, Technical and Outreach working groups.

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