IMGT-ONTOLOGY is the first ontology for immunogenetics and immunoinformatics. It provides a semantic specification of the terms to be used in immunogenetics and immunoinformatics and manages the related knowledge, thus allowing the standardization for immunogenetics data from genome, proteome, genetics, two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) structures. IMGT-ONTOLOGY manages the knowledge through diverse facets relying on seven axioms, "IDENTIFICATION", "CLASSIFICATION", "DESCRIPTION", "NUMEROTATION", "LOCALIZATION", "ORIENTATION" and "OBTENTION". These axioms postulate that any object, any process and any relation can be identified, classified, described, numbered, localized and orientated, and the way it is obtained can be characterized. The axioms constitute the Formal IMGT-ONTOLOGY, also designated as IMGT-Kaleidoscope. As the same axioms can be used to generate concepts for multi-scale level approaches, the Formal IMGT-ONTOLOGY represents a paradigm for system biology ontologies, which need to identify, to classify, to describe, to number, to localize and to orientate objects, processes and relations at the molecule, cell, tissue, organ, organism or population levels. IMGT®, the international ImMunoGeneTics information system®, has been built on IMGT-ONTOLOGY. The version 1.0.1 of IMGT-ONTOLOGY, edited with Protégé (v4.2.0), includes the concepts of IDENTIFICATION which are "ChainType", "Classtype", "ConfigurationType", "EntityType", "FormatType", "FunctionalityType", "GeneType", "LevelChainType", "LocationType", "MolecularComponent", "MoleculeType", "MoleculeUnit", "StructureType", and "TaxonRank".

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Author Véronique Giudicelli, Patrice Duroux, Professor Marie-Paule Lefranc
Maintainer BioPortal project on behalf of ontology owner.
Last Updated October 10, 2013, 19:58 (UTC)
Created May 18, 2012, 18:29 (UTC)
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