It is possible to add ontology terms to the data types in your data model.
Adding an ontology term to a class will facilitate cross InterMine querying.
It can also enable cross-database analysis. Is the "gene" data type in MouseMine the same as the one in the EBI?
We will use these ontologies in the future when we generate RDF.
We used an ontology search, then selected the most specific and accurate term available.
This is the search we used: https://bioportal.bioontology.org/search
We ended up selecting terms that were in the following ontologies:
We've already added the terms to the core InterMine data model, and data types in the sequence ontology are updated automatically. You'll need to add ontology terms only to classes and attributes that you have added to your mine.
Once you have selected the correct ontology term, use the attribute
term and add it to your data model. See the example below.
For a more complete example, see FlyMine which covers many data types.
For a detailed description of the data model, see Model Description.