The Foundational Model of Anatomy ( FMA ) is a project of the Structural Informatics Group at the University of Washington Department of Biological Structure and the University of Washington Biomedical and Health Informatics, Department of Medical Education and Biomedical Informatics. The FMA has a home page of http://sig.biostr.washington.edu/projects/fm/
The Foundational Model of Anatomy Ontology or the FMA, is a reference ontology for the domain of anatomy. It is a symbolic representation of the canonical, phenotypic structure of an organism; a spatial-structural ontology of anatomical entities and relations which form the physical organization of an organism at all salient levels of granularity.
The FMA stands for Foundational Model of Anatomy ontology. The FMA is a reference ontology for the domain of anatomy. It is a symbolic representation of the phenotypic structure of the human body. Over 75,000 anatomical classes ranging from macroscopic to molecular level are organized in an Aristotelian-type class subsumption hierarchy, using the Protege frame-based knowledge acquisition tool. The ontology is made available by various servers that are part of the Digital Anatomist Information System. The symbolic modeling of the structure of the human body is in a form that is understandable to humans and is also navigable and interpretable by machine-based systems. The Foundational Model of Anatomy ontology is one of the information resources integrated in the distributed framework of the Anatomy Information System developed and maintained by the Structural Informatics Group at the University of Washington.
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