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Table 1 Overview of key terms from the CogPO Ontology (adapted from [1]).

From: Statistical algorithms for ontology-based annotation of scientific literature

Concepts Parent Class Definition
Stimulus Role BFO: role The role of a stimulus in a behavioral experiment is attributed to the object(s) that are presented to the subject in a controlled manner in the context of the experiment.
Response Role BFO: role The role of response is attributed to the overt or covert behavior that is elicited from the subject in an experimental condition.
Stimulus BFO: ObjectAggregate The object or set of objects, internal or external to the subject, which is intended to generate either an overt or covert response in the subject as part of an experimental condition.
Response BFO: ProcessAggregate The overt or covert behavior that is elicited from the subject in an experimental condition.
Instructions IAO:'action specification',
BFO: generically_ independent_continuant
Instructions are the information-bearing entity that sets up the rules for desired behavior from the subjects. An explicit direction that guides the behavior of the subject during the experimental conditions. Instructions serve the function that they lay out what the response behaviors should be for any set of stimuli in the experiment.
Stimulus Modality BFO: Quality The quality of the sensory perception of an explicit stimulus.
Response Modality BFO: FiatObjectPart Class of body parts used to perform the actions which can play the role of an overt response
  1. We consider only a subset of the Cognitive Paradigm Ontology as defined in [1]. We consider 5 classes, Stimulus Modality, Stimulus Type, Response Modality, Response Type, and Instructions.