An ontology is a computational representation of a domain of knowledge based upon a controlled, standardized vocabulary for describing entities and the semantic relationships between them.
The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) aims to provide a standardized vocabulary of phenotypic abnormalities encountered in human disease. Each term in the HPO describes a phenotypic abnormality, such as atrial septal defect. The HPO is currently being developed using the medical literature, Orphanet, DECIPHER, and OMIM.
The HPO can be browsed using:
- HPO is used by the Monarch Initiative for phenotype annotations.
- ID Space
- Sebastian Koehler
- Mail List
- Homo sapiens
- The Human Phenotype Ontology: a tool for annotating and analyzing human hereditary disease.
- The Human Phenotype Ontology: Semantic Unification of Common and Rare Disease.
- The Human Phenotype Ontology project: linking molecular biology and disease through phenotype data.
- Expansion of the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) knowledge base and resources.