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[Ontology-editors] fwd: GO help message about ontology changes

Amelia Ireland aji at
Fri Jun 18 09:46:54 PDT 2010

Has anyone done or heard about any analysis of this kind?

Begin forwarded message:

> Email: alpi.emanuele at
> Name: Ontology (from Emanuele Alpi)
> Text: Hello,
> as a former recipient of the GO-diff mailing list I had the feeling  
> (I don't have the necessary training to judge more than a feeling)  
> that the ontologies are changing rapidly and (maybe) consistently  
> with time. I am not talking about annotations; I am talking about  
> the ontologies: new terms, discontinued terms, interconnections  
> among terms...
> Is there a way to visualize if my feeling was right? That is, how  
> can I say to somebody "If you want to see how much the ontologies  
> are changing, take a look here"?
> Obviously the feeling that I had, could be completely wrong and  
> ontologies are instead quite stable. Nevertheless I would like to  
> able to judge in a consistent way.
> Can you help me?
> Thanking you in advance for your kind help
> Best Regards

Amelia Ireland
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