This is the start of an experiment in keeping a weblog of my efforts in developing an ontology for Infective Endocarditis as an extension of the Infectious Disease Ontology (IDO). I started developing this about 3 years ago but then put it on hold when I changed jobs last year. The break, however, has been good because a few things changed in this past year. An Ontology for General Medical Science (OGMS) based on the Basic Formal Ontology (BFO) was started last year and has made good progress. The Core IDO model has also evolved during this time and now uses OGMS as general medical framework ontology.
The Infective Endocarditis (IE) extension of IDO (called IDO-IE) was originally developed directly using Basic Formal Ontolgy (BFO), and the model evolved, in hindsight, quite haphazardly. So now that a Core-IDO based on OGMS and BFO is available, I will once again begin from a clean slate and add the IE related terms. This blog will be my lab notebook where I will record my efforts in building a IDO-IE model.