Third International Workshop on Definitions in Ontologies (IWOOD 2015)
Held in conjunction with the 6th International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO 2015)
Faculdade de Ciências Campo Grande Campus, Lisbon, Portugal
Monday, July 27, 2015
This half-day event is the third workshop in the series on Definitions in Ontologies. The first two such workshops (DO 2013 and IWOOD 2014) were held in conjunction with ICBO 2013 and ICBO 2014. This third workshop will be held in conjunction with ICBO 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal, from July 27 to 30, 2015.
Definitions of terms in ontologies serve a number of purposes. Logical definitions allow reasoners to assist in the process of classification and to verify the results, thereby lessening the development burden. Natural language definitions help ameliorate low inter-annotator agreement. Good definitions make it possible for non-experts and experts in adjacent disciplines to understand unfamiliar terms, thereby making it possible for them to reuse terms in external ontologies. In this way definitions can help to facilitate integration of data.
The goals of this workshop are: