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Class: Agent

person, group, organization or project that provides a piece of information (i.e. a knowledge association)

URI: biolink:Agent


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Identifier prefixes

  • isbn
  • ORCID
  • ScopusID
  • ResearchID
  • GSID
  • isni

Parents

Referenced by class

Attributes

Own

  • address OPT
    • Description: the particulars of the place where someone or an organization is situated. For now, this slot is a simple text “blob” containing all relevant details of the given location for fitness of purpose. For the moment, this “address” can include other contact details such as email and phone number(?).
    • range: String
  • affiliation 0..*
    • Description: a professional relationship between one provider (often a person) within another provider (often an organization). Target provider identity should be specified by a CURIE. Providers may have multiple affiliations.
    • range: Uriorcurie
  • agent➞id REQ
    • Description: Different classes of agents have distinct preferred identifiers. For publishers, use the ISBN publisher code. See https://grp.isbn-international.org/ for publisher code lookups. For editors, authors and individual providers, use the individual’s ORCID if available; Otherwise, a ScopusID, ResearchID or Google Scholar ID (‘GSID’) may be used if the author ORCID is unknown. Institutional agents could be identified by an International Standard Name Identifier (‘ISNI’) code.
    • range: String
  • agent➞name OPT
    • Description: it is recommended that an author’s ‘name’ property be formatted as “surname, firstname initial.”
    • range: LabelType

Inherited from entity:

  • id REQ
    • Description: A unique identifier for an entity. Must be either a CURIE shorthand for a URI or a complete URI
    • range: String
    • in subsets: (translator_minimal)
  • iri OPT
    • Description: An IRI for an entity. This is determined by the id using expansion rules.
    • range: IriType
    • in subsets: (translator_minimal,samples)
  • category 0..*
    • Description: Name of the high level ontology class in which this entity is categorized. Corresponds to the label for the biolink entity type class.
  • In a neo4j database this MAY correspond to the neo4j label tag.
  • In an RDF database it should be a biolink model class URI. This field is multi-valued. It should include values for ancestors of the biolink class; for example, a protein such as Shh would have category values biolink:Protein, biolink:GeneProduct, biolink:MolecularEntity, … In an RDF database, nodes will typically have an rdf:type triples. This can be to the most specific biolink class, or potentially to a class more specific than something in biolink. For example, a sequence feature f may have a rdf:type assertion to a SO class such as TF_binding_site, which is more specific than anything in biolink. Here we would have categories {biolink:GenomicEntity, biolink:MolecularEntity, biolink:NamedThing}
  • type OPT
  • description OPT
    • Description: a human-readable description of an entity
    • range: NarrativeText
    • in subsets: (translator_minimal)
  • source OPT
    • Description: a lightweight analog to the association class ‘has provider’ slot, which is the string name, or the authoritative (i.e. database) namespace, designating the origin of the entity to which the slot belongs.
    • range: LabelType
    • in subsets: (translator_minimal)
  • provided by 0..*
    • Description: connects an association to the agent (person, organization or group) that provided it
    • range: Agent
  • has attribute 0..*
    • Description: connects any entity to an attribute
    • range: Attribute
    • in subsets: (samples)

Inherited from named thing:

Domain for slot:

  • affiliation 0..*
    • Description: a professional relationship between one provider (often a person) within another provider (often an organization). Target provider identity should be specified by a CURIE. Providers may have multiple affiliations.
    • range: Uriorcurie
  • agent➞id REQ
    • Description: Different classes of agents have distinct preferred identifiers. For publishers, use the ISBN publisher code. See https://grp.isbn-international.org/ for publisher code lookups. For editors, authors and individual providers, use the individual’s ORCID if available; Otherwise, a ScopusID, ResearchID or Google Scholar ID (‘GSID’) may be used if the author ORCID is unknown. Institutional agents could be identified by an International Standard Name Identifier (‘ISNI’) code.
    • range: String
  • agent➞name OPT
    • Description: it is recommended that an author’s ‘name’ property be formatted as “surname, firstname initial.”
    • range: LabelType

Other properties

     
Aliases:   group
Exact Mappings:   prov:Agent
    dct:Agent
Narrow Mappings:   UMLSSG:ORGA
    UMLSSC:T092
    UMLSST:orgt
    UMLSSC:T093
    UMLSST:hcro
    UMLSSC:T094
    UMLSST:pros
    UMLSSC:T095
    UMLSST:shro
    UMLSSC:T096
    UMLSST:grup
    UMLSSC:T097
    UMLSST:prog