Table 1

Translated OBO relationships used in Hemo-CL

OBO relationship

Simple OWL translation

Expanded OWL translation


has_plasma_membrane_part some ?Y

has_part some (GO:'plasma membrane' and has_part some ?Y)


lacks_plasma_membrane_part value ?Y

has_part exactly 0 (GO:'plasma membrane' and has_part some ?Y)


capable_of some ?Y

bearer_of some (realized_by only ?Y)


participates_in some ?Y



has_completed some ?Y

transformation_of some (participates_in some ?Y)


has_not_completed some ?Y

not transformation_of some (participates_in some ?Y)

Several of the OBO relationships used in Hemo-CL were translated into an OWL format. The left hand column contains the OBO-formatted relationships, the middle column contains relationships converted to a simple OWL format, and the right hand column contains expanded OWL-formatted relationships that employ negation and nested expressions. Details are in the methods.

Meehan et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2011 12:6   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-12-6

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