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  2. VIVO-1083

Create Ontology management process


    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Open (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: v1.8.1
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Ontology support
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      VIVO-ISF has many elements not used in the VIVO software. Develop a process that creates the ontologies for use in the VIVO software. The process will contain technical elements (potentially using utilities from eagle-i) to create a simplified version of VIVO-ISF for use in VIVO. The simplified version should be usable in popular ontology rendering tools. The process should include governance components as well as technical components. The process should obviate the need to prepare owl files by hand.

      A strawman process is shown below (early draft, much discussion and vetting required)

      1. Ontology developers develop ontologies (foaf, skos, vivo-isf, prov, obo, bfo, etc, etc)
      2. VIVO project makes decisions about versions to include and whether any subsetting of these ontologies is required, and how subsetting occurs (presumably in some automated fashion).
      3. VIVO manages additional ontologies related to its software (application ontologies)
      4. VIVO extends the delivered ontologies with its own namespace elements as needed. All such extensions are shared with ontology developers (VIVO-ISF and all others) for future consideration in their respective ontologies.
      5. VIVO delivers the above ontological materials as part of its software release.
      6. Local sites make additional extensions using local name spaces. VIVO engages local sites regarding their extensions for consideration by the respective ontological developers.




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              mconlon Mike Conlon
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