= Finding a Good Ontology: The Open Ontology Repository Initiative =
Can you find a good ontology to use or extend for your application?
Building on previous registry and repository efforts, the Open Ontology Repository Initiative is a community effort developing open source software for finding, using, and maintaining open source and other ontologies.
The initial implementation of OOR is based on BioPortal (http://bioportal.bioontology.org), which is used to access and share ontologies that are actively used in biomedical communities and currently supports OWL, OBO, and Protege ontologies, LexGrid and RRF vocabularies, and ontology mapping. BioPortal has been developed by the National Center for Biomedical Ontology with support from the NIH Roadmap, but its infrastructure is domain-independent and being extended in various directions.
This presentation will include the following:
* A demonstration of the current public OOR instance
* OOR requirements and challenges
* On-going and planned development efforts (Common Logic support, federation, gatekeeping, provenance, governance, etc.)
* Details on how you can become involved
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