Paper on Gene Ontology TermGenie system published in JBMS

The Gene Ontology software group has developed a web-based system to allow annotators to quickly add new terms into the ontology following a number of pre-defined templates. We use OWL reasoning to ensure that terms are logically consistent and added to the correct place in the ontology. TermGenie has also been adapted to a number of other ontologies, such as the cell ontology and the mammalian phenotype ontology. The system is available at and is described in a new publication in the open-access journal JBMS as part of a series of articles on ontology software.

Dietze, H., Berardini, T. Z., Foulger, R. E., et al. (2014). TermGenie - A web application for pattern-based ontology class generation. Journal of Biomedical Semantics, 5(1), 48. doi:10.1186/2041-1480-5-48