Building a bilingual bio-ontology platform for knowledge discovery

Awatef Al Azemi, Samia Nefti*, Umar Manzoor, Yacine Rezgui

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Bio-informatics or Bio-medicine is a hot area where biological ontologies are developed for reasoning and knowledge sharing. However, biomedicine is an evolving field (new knowledge emerges from research, etc.); therefore, a standard ontology construction process is required to keep the ontology up-to-date. This paper proposes to deal with the construction of a specialized ontology as the discovery of a new knowledge structure. The proposed bilingual bio-ontology contains more than 250 concepts about physiology, function and structure of human digestive system. Hence, the paper proposes a methodology for building a bilingual (English/Arabic) ontology for the digestive system in the biology domain. In conclusion, this paper presents a first step towards the creation of a bilingual bio-ontology through the integration of its sub-ontologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7067-7075
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011


  • Bilingual
  • Biomedical ontology
  • Knowledge discovery
  • Manual evaluation
  • Ontology


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