I would like to propose a hierarchical reorganisation
of PATO to make
it more ontologically sound, faster to search, and to
ensure that the
is_a hierarchy is reflected in the definitions.
Details will be worked out by Michael, George, CBio
core 5 and
myself. More to follow.
One idea would be to group qualities by the level of
the entities in which they inhere . Another is to
process qualities from qualities that inhere in 3D objects.
WHEN: phase 3, ongoing. Should not in general affect
will affect the annotation process, as annotators will
expect a tree
structure that is both intuitive to navigate and stable.