Reclassification of Infectious Disease in the Mondo Disease Ontology

Nicole Vasilevsky, Sabrina Toro, Nico Matentzoglu, Dazhi Jiao, Melissa Haendel, Peter N. Robinson, Chris Mungall

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review


The Mondo Disease Ontology (Mondo) represents cross-species diseases, which integrates several source disease terminologies to represent cross-species diseases, and provides precise semantic mappings to the original sources. Mondo spans both rare and 'common' diseases, as well as monogenic, acquired, neoplasms, infectious diseases, and more. Mondo is a community resource and is continuously updated and iteratively curated. Recent efforts sought to improve the representation of viral infectious diseases in Mondo, to properly represent primary infections, diseases caused by reactivation of a latent virus, such as shingles and diseases caused by aftereffects of a primary infection such as long COVID-19. This included the addition of new classes and new relations (object properties), and the creation of new design patterns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)104-109
Number of pages6
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event2021 International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies, ICBO 2021 - Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Duration: Sep 16 2021Sep 18 2021


  • COVID-19
  • Dead simple ontology design patterns
  • Disease ontology
  • Infectious disease
  • Viral infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Reclassification of Infectious Disease in the Mondo Disease Ontology'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this