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Introduction
Most of my current work involves designing ontologies and knowledge graphs using the Web Ontology Language (OWL) and related technologies such as SPARQL. Recent work includes the CODO Covid-19 ontology, an updated version of the Protege Pizza tutorial, and the SIMON SImple Measurement Ontology vocabulary. In addition I've been working on ideas inspired by the work of Terrance Deacon and his book Incomplete Nature and the work of Christopher Boehm on altruism and hunter gatherers.

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Purpose: The CODO ontology (COviD-19 Ontology) captures epidemiological data about the Covid-19 pandemic in a knowledge graph that follows the FAIR principles. We took information from spreadsheets and integrated it into a knowledge graph that could be queried with SPARQL and visualized with the Gruff tool in AllegroGraph. Design/methodology/appr...
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The CODO ontology was designed to capture data about the Covid-19 pandemic. The goal of the ontology was to collect epidemiological data about the pandemic so that medical professionals could perform contact tracing and answer questions about infection paths based on information about relations between patients, geography, time, etc. We took inform...
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This is an updated version of the Pizza tutorial by Horridge et. al. For more details and supporting files see: https://www.michaeldebellis.com/post/new-protege-pizza-tutorial
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The CODO ontology was designed to capture data about the Covid-19 pandemic. The goal of the ontology was to collect epidemiological data about the pandemic so that medical professionals could perform contact tracing and answer questions about infection paths based on information about relations between patients, geography, time, etc. We took inform...
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The COviD-19 Ontology for cases and patient information (CODO) provides a model for the collection and analysis of data about the COVID-19 pandemic. The ontology provides a standards-based open source model that facilitates the integration of data from heterogenous data sources. The ontology was designed by analysing disparate COVID-19 data sources...
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The COviD-19 Ontology for cases and patient information (CODO) provides a model for the collection and analysis of data about the COVID-19 pandemic. The ontology provides a standards-based open-source model that facilitates the integration of data from heterogeneous data sources. The ontology was designed by analysing disparate COVID-19 data source...
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This paper describes an OWL ontology that is a Universal Moral Grammar (UMG). UMG has been hypothesized by students of Chomsky to play the same role in human ethics as Universal Grammar (UG) does in Linguistics. I.e., the UMG describes a moral faculty hypothesized to have a genetic basis. This approach utilizes the modular view of the mind develope...
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The rapid introduction of new technology, a growing number of users, and competition from the developing world are all pushing the computer industry in new directions. Any nation's software industry that hopes to survive as a world-class enterprise must make fundamental challenges in the software development process and its supporting development e...
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Several previous systems have utilized a retrieval by reformulation paradigm for query-based retrieval from databases. These systems were not designed to support other applications, such as knowledge base browsing, and lacked provisions for acting upon retrieved data. We describe a multi-purpose browsing interface that extends the retrieval by refo...

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The goal of this project is to build a COviD-19 Ontology to facilitate the representation and annotation of COVID-19 Cases and Patient information.
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I'm working on extending the Ethics Ontology. I've added a lot to the Protege model and am currently writing a paper that describes how this model is (as far as I know the first) example of a formal model for what the evolutionary psychology people call a cognitive module.