OntologyWidget – a reusable, embeddable widget for easily locating ontology terms
1 Department of Genetics, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305-5120, USA
2 Department of Biochemistry, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305-5307, USA
3 Department of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
BMC Bioinformatics 2007, 8:338 doi:10.1186/1471-2105-8-338Published: 13 September 2007
Biomedical ontologies are being widely used to annotate biological data in a computer-accessible, consistent and well-defined manner. However, due to their size and complexity, annotating data with appropriate terms from an ontology is often challenging for experts and non-experts alike, because there exist few tools that allow one to quickly find relevant ontology terms to easily populate a web form.