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.Noy & McGuiness
The Animal Health Surveillance Ontology (AHSO) is being developed to support health surveillance practice.
– Read more about AHSO here.
– Read more about ORION, an European funded project that promotes one health surveillance data harmonisation.
Two Introductory videos have been prepared for those wanting to get involved in Ontology development:
1) Basics of ontologies and knowledge models (WATCH HERE)
2) The use of ontologies in health surveillance (WATCH HERE)
To get more details about the ontology development or get involved:
– The ontology is publicly available in the BioPortal. There you can download or browse the ontology.
– A more narrative description of the ontology, and its individual modules, is available here.
– All ontology classes, and the external catalogues it maps to (such as EFSA and ECDC catalogues) are documented here.
– The ontology is also on GitHub, where you can see and contribute to codes, and review or submit an issue.
– If you are or want to be part of the development team, you can view all shared documentation files in this shared drive.
– We have regular webinars to progress in the ontology development. You can see summarized documentation, and full recordings of the webinars here,
You can always contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.