|Topics||neurology, psychiatry, neurobiology, paediatrics|
Institute for Formal Ontology and Medical Information Science (IFOMIS)
Pierre Grenon, Barry Smith and Louis Goldberg: "Biodynamic Ontology: Applying BFO in the Biomedical Domain"
Basic Formal Ontology (BFO)
This autism ontology extends the BIRNLex ontology and has the following
components: (1) that can be imported from various NDAR instruments (2) sample definitions of assessment abstractions based the
surveyed literature, and (3) sample definitions based on DSM IV concepts.
We've added "delay" and "impaired" as direct children of specifically_dependent_continuant because they are used to define autism dispositions. (The BFO "quality" and "realizable_entity" (of which disposition is a subclass) are disjoint.