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The Evidence and Conclusion Ontology (ECO): Supporting GO Annotations

Chibucos MC, Hu JC, Siegele DA, Giglio M

  • Published Nov. 4, 2016

  • Posted 7 months, 2 weeks ago

The Evidence and Conclusion Ontology (ECO) is a community resource for describing the various types of evidence that are generated during the course of a scientific study and which are typically used to support assertions made by researchers. ECO describes multiple evidence types, including evidence resulting from experimental (i.e., wet lab) techniques, evidence arising from computational methods, statements made by authors (whether or not supported by evidence), and inferences drawn by researchers curating the literature. In addition to summarizing the evidence that supports a particular assertion, ECO also offers a means to document whether a computer or a human performed ...

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