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A basic requirement for facilitating the integration and analysis of basic and clinical neuroscientific data from diverse sources is a well-structured ontology that can incorporate and organize all kinds of neuroanatomical data into a knowledge base that can lend support and extend to the demands of existing and evolving multi-scale neuroscience and clinical applications. Here we show how the Foundational Model of Anatomy (FMA) Ontology ( as a reference ontology can provide a structure-based foundation for a neuroanatomy ontology and therefore endowing it with a semantic framework capable of explicitly defining any neuroanatomical types and thus facilitating correlation of different and disparate neuroanatomical views, a requirement necessary for aligning existing and emerging ontologies and theories used in neuroinformatics.

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Mejino, Jose L V and Martin, Richard F and Detwiler, Landon T and Brinkley, James F (2007) Challenges in Reconciling Different Views of Neuroanatomy in a Reference Ontology of Anatomy. In Proceedings, American Medical Informatics Association Fall Symposium, Chicago, IL.