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BioStar Question of the Week:
…What is a good ontology for experimental results … If i want to publish experimental results, preferably via RDFa using a standardized ontology what would be a good source to use. I am thinking of a triple such as:
Protein X — Interacts with — Protein Y
Where the ontology would spell out “Interacts with”.
I would recommend formatting your data using the IMEx (International Molecular Exchange Consortium)curation guidelines. This will allow you to submit your data easily to any of the participant databases (DIP, MINT, INTACT, etc). IMEx uses The PSI (Proteomics Standards Initiative) Molecular Interactionscontrolled vocabulary. There is a PSI-MI XML/CV validator here.
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