Registry Ontology for General Medical Science

The Ontology for General Medical Science (OGMS) is an ontology of entities involved in a clinical encounter. OGMS includes very general terms that are used across medical disciplines, including: 'disease', 'disorder', 'disease course', 'diagnosis', 'patient', and 'healthcare provider'. OGMS uses the Basic Formal Ontology (BFO) as an upper-level ontology. The scope of OGMS is restricted to humans, but many terms can be applied to a variety of organisms. OGMS provides a formal theory of disease that can be further elaborated by specific disease ontologies. This theory is implemented using OWL-DL and OBO Relation Ontology relations and is available in OWL and OBO formats. OGMS is based on the papers Toward an Ontological Treatment of Disease and Diagnosis and On Carcinomas and Other Pathological Entities. The ontology attempts to address some of the issues raised at the Workshop on Ontology of Diseases (Dallas, TX) and the Signs, Symptoms, and Findings Workshop(Milan, Italy). OGMS was formerly called the clinical phenotype ontology. Terms from OGMS hang from the Basic Formal Ontology.

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Brian Aevermann   0000-0003-1346-1327   BAevermann
Pattern for Local Unique Identifiers

Local identifiers in Ontology for General Medical Science should match this regular expression:

Example Local Unique Identifier
0000031   Resolve
Pattern for CURIES

Compact URIs (CURIEs) constructed from Ontology for General Medical Science should match this regular expression:

Example CURIE
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Metaregistry Ontology for General Medical Science

The metaregistry provides mappings between the Bioregistry and other registries. There are 6 mappings to external registries for ogms.

Registry Name Metaprefix External Prefix
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal OGMS
FAIRSharing FAIRSharing logo fairsharing FAIRsharing.rvz0m9
OBO Foundry OBO Foundry logo obofoundry OGMS
Ontology Lookup Service Ontology Lookup Service logo ols ogms
OntoBee ontobee OGMS
Prefix Commons prefixcommons OGMS

Providers are various services that resolve CURIEs to URLs. The example CURIE ogms:0000031 is used to demonstrate the provides available for ogms. Generation of OLS and BioPortal URLs requires additional programmatic logic beyond string formatting.

Name Metaprefix URI
Ontology for General Medical Science ogms
Bioregistry bioregistry
OBO Foundry obofoundry
Ontology Lookup Service ols
BioPortal Prefixes bioportal