IP11: Uc_Sense: An Ontology for Scientifically-based Unambiguous Characterization of Sensory Experiences
|Title||IP11: Uc_Sense: An Ontology for Scientifically-based Unambiguous Characterization of Sensory Experiences|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Baer A, Lange M|
|Conference Name||International Conference on Biomedical Ontology and BioCreative (ICBO BioCreative 2016)|
|Publisher||CEUR-ws.org Volume 1747|
Recent efforts in biological ontology go to great lengths to unambiguously categorize biological entities and phenomena of the natural world, as well as their relationships with each other. This paper illustrates the importance of unambiguously characterizing the perception of entities relative to biological apparati required for specific modes of sensing, physiological conduction of sensed experiences, along with subjective interpretation and communication of sensed experiences. In addition to building a computable knowledge base around existing sensory science, ontological modelling of this aspect of biology will enable an increased understanding about alternate perceptions of identical stimuli. Leveraging this understanding to modulate desired behavior toward increased health and happiness outcomes is a fundamental goal of this project.