IAO

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The Information Artifact Ontology (IAO) is an ontology of information entities. It was originally created as a response to the need, identified by the OBI (Ontology for Biomedical Investigations) Consortium, for a controlled vocabulary for describing publications, protocols, databases, measurement results, and other information artifacts of importance to experimental science. Since then portions of IAO have been employed in a large number of ontologies, in scientific and other domains, some of which are listed below. One important role of IAO is to supply a set of standard metadata types (OWL annotation properties such as ‘definition’, ‘synonym’) for OBO Foundry ontologies. IAO is relied on also in the standard OBO to OWL translation used by the OBO Foundry.

A list of ontologies extending IAO