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HBVO: Human Biological Viruses Ontology

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of CS and IT, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences and Technology, Karachi, PAKISTAN
  • 2 HIIT, FEST, Hamdard University, Karachi, PAKISTAN
  • 3 National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Karachi, PAKISTAN
  • 4 FEST, Hamdard University, Karachi, PAKISTAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 1, Issue (10), Pages 45-50, October,2 (2012)


Biological viruses have recently received a lot of attention especially in sub continent due to some spectacular effects of infections like bird flu, dengue and swine flu. This problem generated a requirement to classify these viruses in some formal form. Therefore, we are proposing an ontology for Human Biological Viruses Ontology (HBVO) that covers all the viruses that belongs to human. The proposed ontology is developed by using the principles of Open Biological Ontologies and will be available in the format of OBO. It can be viewed by using OBO-Edit. To develop HBVO we used the taxonomy developed by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses.


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