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Purdue Ontology for Pharmaceutical Engineering

By laelaf1, venkat1, shsu1, pradeepsuresh1

1. Purdue University



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Web Ontology Language (OWL), recommended by and based from Resource Description Framework (W3C), is used to define ontologies. OWL uses XML syntax to express semantics. OWL can formalize a domain by defining classes, properties of these classes, and relations between them. OWL can also define individuals and assert properties about them, and furthermore reason about these classes and individuals to the degree permitted by the formal semantics of the OWL language.

Using OWL, we have created the Purdue Ontology for Pharmaceutical Engineering (POPE), which is the first attempt to create a unifying ontology to address the informatics and modeling needs and challenges faced in pharmaceutical product development and manufacture.

The POPE framework has a strong relationship to the Semantic Web and is an implementation of the same concepts in the domain of pharmaceutical product development and manufacture. Within this framework, we have (1) identified the key components of this infrastructure and the technologies to implement them, (2) integrated the components into an infrastructure, and (3) demonstrated the feasibility of the proposed framework for the product formulation process.

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In This Series

  1. Navigating the POPE Ontology

    21 Jan 2008 | Publications | Contributor(s): laelaf, venkat

    What knowledge is included in POPE? There are three knowledge components: guideline knowledge, mathematical knowledge and information representations. The guideline knowledge component includes representations of actions and decisions. The mathematical knowledge component includes descriptions of...

  2. Information Representation in POPE

    23 Jan 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): venkat, laelaf, Rex Reklaitis, pradeepsuresh

    The development of a pharmaceutical product requires the collection of information during pre-formulation studies, product formulation, process development, scaleup and manufacturing. A large amount of information of different types, ranging from raw data to lab reports to sophisticated math...

  3. Ontological Informatics Infrastructure: An Overview

    23 Jan 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): venkat, Rex Reklaitis, laelaf, pradeepsuresh

    Pharmaceutical product development involves managing a large amount of information and knowledge in different formats. Ontological informatics is used to represent and integrate the information and knowledge and support product development applications.Venkat Venkatasubramanian,Chunhua Zhao,...