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Middle Distance Blog Posts

A series of blog posts about middle-distance ontologies and analysis: a principled way to determine the level of detail necessary in your domain analysis.

Motivation

  An Extensible System for Discovery Data

How to make discovery informatics tools significantly more flexible, extensible and perhaps even more maintainable than they currently are.
An Extensible System for Discovery Data

  Ontologies in Practice

What constitute the Simplest (useful) Building Blocks?
Ontologies in Practice
Core Ideas
 

Considerations in developing a middle distance ontology

There are three essential considerations when developing a middle distance ontology

  1. What are the entities under discussion?

  2. What constitutes the necessary attributes of these entities?

  3. Should these attributes be hidden behind opaque identifiers or should they be an integral part of the entity under consideration?

 Considerations in developing a middle distance ontology

Necessary Attributes and Opaque Identifiers

The key building blocks
 Necessary Attributes and Opaque Identifiers
Examples
Middle Distance Ontologies: antibodies Middle Distance Ontologies: antibodies
Middle Distance Ontologies: assays Middle Distance Ontologies: assays
Summary
Middle Distance Ontologies -- an Intermediate Summary
Middle Distance Ontologies -- an Intermediate Summary