W11-01: Why we Need Food Ontology

TitleW11-01: Why we Need Food Ontology
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsDooley D
Conference NameInternational Conference on Biomedical Ontology and BioCreative (ICBO BioCreative 2016)
Date Published11/30/16
PublisherCEUR-ws.org Volume 1747
Other NumbersVol-1747|urn:nbn:de:0074-1747-1

The need to represent knowledge about food is central to many fields such as health, food safety, nutrition, food allergy, sustainable development, trade, ecosystems etc. Academic, national, provincial and departmental databases are all silos of food terminology and data models. Several resources and standards exist for indexing food descriptors however their content and architecture are not semantically and logically coherent. Here we present a unified approach to developing a Farm-to-Fork food ontology which will facilitate data sharing and interoperability between different health, regulatory, development and research communities worldwide.