Process and Observation Ontology

Last uploaded: June 3, 2019
Preferred Name

process

Definitions

p is a process = Def. p is an occurrent that has temporal proper parts and for some time t, p s-depends_on some material entity at t. (axiom label in BFO2 Reference: [083-003])

ID

http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015

BFO CLIF specification label

Process

BFO OWL specification label

process

definition

p is a process = Def. p is an occurrent that has temporal proper parts and for some time t, p s-depends_on some material entity at t. (axiom label in BFO2 Reference: [083-003])

editor note

BFO 2 Reference: The realm of occurrents is less pervasively marked by the presence of natural units than is the case in the realm of independent continuants. Thus there is here no counterpart of ‘object’. In BFO 1.0 ‘process’ served as such a counterpart. In BFO 2.0 ‘process’ is, rather, the occurrent counterpart of ‘material entity’. Those natural – as contrasted with engineered, which here means: deliberately executed – units which do exist in the realm of occurrents are typically either parasitic on the existence of natural units on the continuant side, or they are fiat in nature. Thus we can count lives; we can count football games; we can count chemical reactions performed in experiments or in chemical manufacturing. We cannot count the processes taking place, for instance, in an episode of insect mating behavior.Even where natural units are identifiable, for example cycles in a cyclical process such as the beating of a heart or an organism’s sleep/wake cycle, the processes in question form a sequence with no discontinuities (temporal gaps) of the sort that we find for instance where billiard balls or zebrafish or planets are separated by clear spatial gaps. Lives of organisms are process units, but they too unfold in a continuous series from other, prior processes such as fertilization, and they unfold in turn in continuous series of post-life processes such as post-mortem decay. Clear examples of boundaries of processes are almost always of the fiat sort (midnight, a time of death as declared in an operating theater or on a death certificate, the initiation of a state of war)

example of usage

a process of cell-division, a beating of the heart

a process of sleeping

the course of a disease

the life of an organism

your process of aging.

a process of meiosis

the flight of a bird

has associated axiom(fol)

(iff (Process a) (and (Occurrent a) (exists (b) (properTemporalPartOf b a)) (exists (c t) (and (MaterialEntity c) (specificallyDependsOnAt a c t))))) // axiom label in BFO2 CLIF: [083-003]

isDefinedBy

http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/bfo.owl

label

process

prefixIRI

BFO:0000015

prefLabel

process

subClassOf

http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000003

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http://semanticscience.org/resource/SIO_000006 Semanticscience Integrated Ontology LOOM
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 FoodOn LOOM
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 FoodOn SAME_URI
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Flora Phenotype Ontology LOOM
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Flora Phenotype Ontology SAME_URI
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Plant Ontology LOOM
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Plant Ontology SAME_URI
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Agronomy Ontology LOOM
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Agronomy Ontology SAME_URI
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Basic Formal Ontology LOOM
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Basic Formal Ontology SAME_URI
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Plant Phenology Ontology LOOM
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Plant Phenology Ontology SAME_URI
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Plant Trait Ontology LOOM
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Plant Trait Ontology SAME_URI
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Relations Ontology LOOM
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Relations Ontology SAME_URI
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Protein Ontology LOOM
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Protein Ontology SAME_URI
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Cell Ontology LOOM
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Cell Ontology SAME_URI
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Phenotypic Quality Ontology LOOM
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Phenotypic Quality Ontology SAME_URI
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Population and Community Ontology LOOM
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Population and Community Ontology SAME_URI
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Biological Collections Ontology LOOM
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Biological Collections Ontology SAME_URI
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Biological Collections Ontology LOOM
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Biological Collections Ontology SAME_URI
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Sustainable Development Goals Interface Ontology LOOM
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Sustainable Development Goals Interface Ontology SAME_URI
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Plant Experimental Conditions Ontology LOOM
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Plant Experimental Conditions Ontology SAME_URI
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Environment Ontology LOOM
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Environment Ontology SAME_URI
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Plant Environment Ontology LOOM
http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BFO_0000015 Plant Environment Ontology SAME_URI
http://www.ifomis.org/bfo/1.1/span#ProcessualEntity Experimental Factor Ontology LOOM
http://opendata.inra.fr/ms2o/Process Multi-scale Multi-step ontology LOOM
http://www.biointerchange.org/gfvo#Process Genomic Feature and Variation Ontology LOOM

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