information artifact ontology (IAO)
The Information Artifact Ontology (IAO) is a new ontology of information entities, originally driven by work by the OBI digital entity and realizable information entity branch.
The IAO mailing-list is available at http://groups.google.com/group/information-ontology
|File|Stable version|Development version| |---|---|---|---|---| |IAO|http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/iao.owl|http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/iao/dev/iao.owl| |Ontology metadata|http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/iao/ontology-metadata.owl|http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/iao/dev/ontology-metadata.owl| |IAO-dev| |http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/iao/dev/iao-dev.owl|
The IAO file imports all files needed for the full version of the IAO ontology:
- obsolete classes and properties Stable version Development version
- iao-main Stable version Development version
- ontology-metadata Stable version Development version
As part of the IAO project, ontology metadata, a distinct file defining common metadata properties has been created. This file can be used by any project, independently of IAO. Documentation is available here
IAO conference calls take place on an occasional basis, usually via Skype. Information about those is posted on our mailing-list, and agenda and minutes are available here. Anybody is welcome to join at any time.
Presentations and Meetings
The first workshop on the IAO took place in Boston at the MIT Stata Center, June 9, 2008.
In July 2009, a tutorial From Basic Formal Ontology to the Information Artifact Ontology was presented, colocated at the ICBO: International Conference on Biomedical Ontology. Slides that include a section on topics in the IAO are here. Other presentations may be of interest.
In July 2011, a workshop was held co-located with ICBO, dealing with adverse event representation based on IAO and OGMS. See http://purl.org/net/aeicbo2011. A working session was organized on Friday July 29th 2011.
In May 2012, a meeting discussing a signature discovery ontology, much of which was concerned with future development of IAO.
A working session on IAO was held on Saturday July 21st, 2012, 6-8pm during the ICBO 2012 conference.
Projects known to be using IAO
- The Ontology for Biomedical Investigations
- The Oral Health and Disease Ontology
- The OWL format for OBO ontologies
- the Ontology for General Medical Science
and as listed on IAO's BioPortal page: