Challenges for Ontology Repositories and Applications to Biomedicine & Agronomy

Clément Jonquet
2017 Symposium on Information Management and Big Data  
The explosion of the number of ontologies and vocabularies available in the Semantic Web makes ontology libraries and repositories mandatory to find and use them. Their functionalities span from simple ontology listing with more or less of metadata description to portals with advanced ontology-based services: browse, search, visualization, metrics, annotation, etc. Ontology libraries and repositories are usually developed to address certain needs and communities. BioPortal, the ontology
more » ... ry built by the US National Center for Biomedical Ontologies BioPortal relies on a domain independent technology already reused in several projects from biomedicine to agronomy and earth sciences. In this position paper, we describe six high level challenges for ontology repositories: metadata & selection, multilingualism, alignment, new generic ontology-based services, annotations & linked data, and interoperability & scalability. Then, we present some propositions to address these challenges and point to our previously published work and results obtained within applications -reusing NCBO technologyto biomedicine and agronomy in the context of the NCBO, SIFR and AgroPortal projects.
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