Ontologies for information retrieval
Part 4. Bioinformatics
4.7. Structuring and Integrating Data
Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics
How to Cite
Hersh, W. R. 2005. Ontologies for information retrieval. Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics. 4:4.7:83.
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
The goal of this review is to describe ontologies used for information retrieval (IR). We will begin with an overview of IR and its processes, followed by a description of how ontologies are used for IR, with particular emphasis on biomedical systems. Ontologies in general, the Gene Ontology (GO), and the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) have been described in previous chapters. The explosion of data from new genomics and related research technologies provide a strong use case for the better understanding and improvement of IR systems.
- information retrieval;
- search engine;
- text retrieval conference (TREC);
- medical subject headings (MeSH)