Controlled Vocabularies are standardized term lists, widely used in biological databases today. An understanding of the structure and usage of Controlled Vocabularies can improve researcher's database searches, and can assist biological programmers in standardizing many terms and analyses. Popular controlled vocabularies in biological science include Gene Ontology, MeSH, and the EC number system from the Enzyme Commission. The Open Biomedical Ontologies site provides access to many useful ontology collections for biologists and bioinformaticians, including species specific, anatomy and phenotype based ontologies.
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