BiSciCol Term Definitions

The core of the BiSciCol expedition is the foundation relational predicates, which are identified below.
Term Name: The name by which the latest version of the term is commonly known.
Identifier: The unique identifier for the latest version of the term.
Definition: A description of the nature of the content of the term.
Example: Examples on how these can be used.
Graph Properties: The core properties that will determine how the graph will work.
ro:derives_from
Identifier: http://www.obofoundry.org/ro/ro.owl#derives_from
Definition: Physical material that is substantially derived from other physical material. See the Relations Ontology site for more information.
Type of Term Property
Example: Tissue derived from a Specimen.
Graph Properties: Directed; Transitive
depends_on
Identifier: http://biscicol.org/terms/biscicol.owl#depends_on
Definition: An entity whose existence depends on another entity.
Type of Term Property
Example: Specimen depends on a collecting event (or, Collecting is the source of a Specimen)
Graph Properties: Directed; Non-Transitive
alias_of
Identifier: http://biscicol.org/terms/biscicol.owl#alias_of
Definition: Two instances that are understood to be the same thing
Type of Term Property
Example: ID1 and ID2 both refer to specimenX
Graph Properties: Symmetric; Transitive
related_to
Identifier: http://biscicol.org/terms/biscicol.owl#related_to
Definition: An entity whose existence does not solely depend on another entity
Type of Term Property
Examples: Agent (Person) related to Agent (Institution). Event related to Feature.
Graph Properties: Symmetric; Non-Transitive