Formalising uncertainty: An ontology of reasoning, certainty and attribution (ORCA)

Anita De Waard, Jodi Schneider

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To enable better representations of biomedical argumentation over collections of research papers we propose a model and a lightweight ontology to represent interpersonal discourse based data driven reasoning. This model is applied to a collection of scientific documents to show how it can be applied in practice. We present three biomedical applications for this work and suggest connections with other existing ontologies and reasoning tools. Specifically this model offers a lightweight way to connect nanopublication like formal representations to scientific papers written in natural language.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-15
Number of pages8
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
EventJoint Workshop on Semantic Technologies Applied to Biomedical Informatics and Individualized Medicine, SATBI+SWIM 2012 - In Conjunction with the 11th International Semantic Web Conference 2012, ISWC 2012 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 12 2012Nov 12 2012


  • Nanopublications
  • Ontologies
  • Scholarly communication


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