A science blogger shows an example of how important ontology development is to accessing your information. You see, sometimes even technical geeks get lost in the terminology of browsers, indexing, and taxonomies. This particular science blogger took time to explain for the confused few while reviewing GoPubMed, an ontology-based browser.

SciBlog’s article “GoPubMed – PubMed browsing using ontologies,” reviews the product GoPubMed, which is PubMed sorted using the GO and MeSH ontologies so that you browse the contents based on these ontologies, rather than just rely on search strings. With ontologies that serve as a reference for the data, findability is achieved faster and more comprehensively.

Melody K. Smith

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