The upper level ontology upon which OBO Foundry ontologies are built.

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Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in Basic Formal Ontology should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
0000001   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from Basic Formal Ontology should match this regular expression:

Example CURIE
Metaregistry Basic Formal Ontology

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 9 mappings to external registries for bfo with 2 unique external prefixes.

Registry Name Metaprefix External Prefix
AberOWL aberowl BFO
AgroPortal agroportal BFO
BioContext biocontext BFO
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal BFO
FAIRSharing FAIRSharing logo fairsharing FAIRsharing.wcpd6f
Gene Ontology Registry go BFO
OBO Foundry OBO Foundry logo obofoundry bfo
Ontology Lookup Service Ontology Lookup Service logo ols bfo
OntoBee ontobee BFO

Providers are various services that resolve CURIEs to URLs. The example CURIE bfo:0000001 is used to demonstrate the provides available for bfo. Generation of OLS and BioPortal URLs requires additional programmatic logic beyond string formatting.

Name Metaprefix URI
Basic Formal Ontology bfo
Bioregistry bioregistry
OBO Foundry obofoundry
Ontology Lookup Service ols
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal