Ontology (AHSO)

The step of data interpretation remains the most time-consuming step in the development of electronic systems for early detection of diseases.

An ontology defines a common vocabulary for researchers who need to share information in a domain. It includes machine-interpretable definitions of basic concepts in the domain and relations among them.

A project was launched to develop an Animal Health Surveillance Ontology (AHSO) to facilitate the development of smart systems for data-driven disease surveillance and early disease detection. It will allow the development of systems across different standard coding practices at source.

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If you are interested on resources that help you understand more about ontologies, please visit the first chapter in the “AHSO open book“. For information, please contact us at ahso@datadrivensurveillance.org.

AHSO is financed by the Swedish Innovation Agency (Vinnova), and made possible by the Swedish National Veterinary Institute (SVA).