The General Formal Ontology is a top-level ontology for conceptual modeling, which is being constantly further developed by Onto-Med. It includes elaborations of categories like objects, processes, time and space, properties, relations, roles, functions, facts, and situations. Moreover, we are working on an integration with the notion of levels of reality in order to more appropriately capture entities in the material, mental, and social areas.

Homepage OWL
Heinrich Herre
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers
Missing LUI pattern
Example Local Unique Identifier
projects_to   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES
Could not construct CURIE pattern
Example CURIE
Metaregistry General Formal Ontology

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 3 mappings to external registries for gfo with 2 unique external prefixes.

Registry Name Registry Metaprefix External Prefix Curate
AberOWL aberowl GFO
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal GFO
FAIRSharing FAIRSharing logo fairsharing FAIRsharing.175hsz

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

Name Metaprefix URI
General Formal Ontology gfo
Bioregistry bioregistry