UDO (Unified Discourse Ontology)
The Unified Discourse Ontology aims to represent:
- the different types of citations between a citing paper and a cited paper, such as agreement or disagreement
- the types of research data and their relationship mentioned in a research publication (e.g., proteinA interactsWith proteinB), in order to enable a link across multiple papers or to provide an evidence for a claim/conclusion given in a publication. This could be achieved either using tags or ontological concepts from an established ontology, such as OBO.
The UDO is based on the following existing vocabularies:
Contributors of the ontology:
In the foreseeable future, we aim to collaborate with the HCLS SWAN+SIOC effort in order to reach a consensus of the diverse interests and efforts.
The ontology can be found at: http://udont.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/udont.owl