The SWAN biomedical discourse ontology

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Title: The SWAN biomedical discourse ontology
Author: Ciccarese, Paolo Nunzio; Wu, Elizabeth; Wong, Gwen; Ocana, Marco; Kinoshita, June; Ruttenberg, Alan; Clark, Timothy William

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Citation: Ciccarese, Paolo, Elizabeth Wu, Gwen Wong, Marco Ocana, June Kinoshita, Alan Ruttenberg, and Tim Clark. 2008. “The SWAN biomedical discourse ontology.” Journal of Biomedical Informatics 41 (5) (October): 739-751. doi:10.1016/j.jbi.2008.04.010.
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Abstract: SWAN (Semantic Web Application in Neuromedicine) is a project to construct a semantically-organized, community-curated, distributed knowledge base of Theory, Evidence, and Discussion in biomedicine. Unlike Wikipedia and similar approaches, SWAN’s ontology is designed to represent and foreground both harmonizing and contradictory assertions within the total community discourse. Releases of the software, content and ontology will be initially by and for the Alzheimer Disease (AD) research community, with the obvious potential for extension into other disease research areas. The Alzheimer Research Forum, a 4,000-member web community for AD researchers, will host SWAN’s initial public release, currently scheduled for late 2007. This paper presents the current version of SWAN’s ontology of scientific discourse and presents our current thinking about its evolution including extensions and alignment with related communities, projects and ontologies.
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