Health Data Ontology Trunk

The Health-data Ontology Trunk (HDOT), currently under development within the FP7-ICT project p-medicine, consists of middle layer ontology (HDOT CORE respectively HDOT PM, based on MLOCC) and a number of domain ontologies in the area of personalised medicine, including a pathological formation module, a patient empowerment module and a biobank standard data set module.

HDOT as well as its modules are the basis of a semi-automated ontology enrichment strategy using an Ontology Aggregator Tool we are also continuously improving.


  • Schwarz U. Stenzhorn H. Koleva N. Schneider L. Sanfilippo E. M (2013). "A method for semi-automatic extension of a middle-layer ontology." Proceedings of the International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO), Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada July 6th—12th 2013, pp. 133-134.
  • Sanfilippo E.M. Schwarz U. and Schneider L. (2012). "The Health Data Ontology Trunk (HDOT). Towards an ontological representation of cancer-related knowledge". Proceedings of the 5th International Advanced Research Workshop on In Silico Oncology and Cancer Investigation - The TUMOR Project Workshop (IARWISOCI), Athens, Greece, 22-23 Oct. 2012.