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The Evolution and Importance of Biomedical Ontologies for Scientific Literature
The volume of scientific literature being published has increased dramatically in the digital age. Ontologies and taxonomies are important tools to help researchers retrieve and understand this overwhelming amount of scientific literature, but using and managing ontologies can be challenging in itself. In this paper, CCC teams up with SciBite to look at the history of biomedical classification and how these systems have evolved to address new technology and use cases. We’ll explain the difference between taxonomies and ontologies, and discuss the challenges and successes that come with adopting and managing ontologies.