Orienteering Tools: Biomedical Research with Ontologies

Humana Mente 9 (30) (2016)
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Biomedical ontologies are considered a serious innovation for biomedical research and clinical practice. They promise to integrate information coming from different biological databases thus creating a common ground for the representation of knowledge in all the life sciences. Such a tool has potentially many implications for both basic biomedical research and clinical practice. Here I discuss how this tool has been generated and thought. Due to the analysis of some empirical cases I try to elaborate how biomedical ontologies constitute a novelty also from an epistemological point of view.



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Federico Boem
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