Disease ontologies for knowledge graphs

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Background: Data integration to build a biomedical knowledge graph is a challenging task. There are multiple disease ontologies used in data sources and publications, each having its hierarchy. A common task is to map between ontologies, find disease clusters and finally build a representation of the chosen disease area. There is a shortage of published resources and tools to facilitate interactive, efficient and flexible cross-referencing and analysis of multiple disease ontologies commonly found in data sources and research. Results: Our results are represented as a knowledge graph solution that uses disease ontology cross-references and facilitates switching between ontology hierarchies for data integration and other tasks. Conclusions: Grakn core with pre-installed “Disease ontologies for knowledge graphs” facilitates the biomedical knowledge graph build and provides an elegant solution for the multiple disease ontologies problem.




Kurbatova, N., & Swiers, R. (2021). Disease ontologies for knowledge graphs. BMC Bioinformatics, 22(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12859-021-04173-w

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