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Associative Relationships


For terms A and B, A association B or A -- B indicates that A and B are associated in an unspecified manner. This relationship is used when not enough information about the association is available to describe it using more specific relationships, like increases or positiveCorrelation. The order of the subject and object does not affect the interpretation of the statement, thus B -- A is equivalent to A -- B.

A common example of association relationships is from literature co-occurrence, such as genes being annotated to diseases.