The Cardiovascular Disease Ontology
Barton Adrien, Rosier Arnaud, Burgun Anita, Ethier Jean-Francois
This article presents CVDO, an ontology of cardiovascular diseases structured on OBO foundry’s principle and based on BFO and FMA. CVDO reorganizes and completes DOID cardiovascular diseases around OGMS tripartite model of disease, and builds its taxonomy of diseases largely by automatic reasoning. It points to the need of OGMS to be supplemented by methodological rules to determine the end point of a disease course, and to locate the material basis of a disease in a causal chain of disorders.