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Frequently Asked Questions


1. What is ontology?

Ontologies are consensus-based controlled vocabularies of terms and relations, with associated definitions which are logically formulated in such a way as to promote automated reasoning.

2. What is the Vaccine Ontology?

The Vaccine Ontology is a community-based ontology system specifically for vaccine research, development, and public awareness. Everyone is welcome to participate in the Vaccine Ontology development.

3. Why is the Vaccine Ontology useful?

The Vaccine Ontology can be used in various applications. Currently we are applying it for ontology-based literature mining and semantic web.