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NCBO releases BioPortal version 2.0 ontology repository

From: Mark Musen <musen@stanford.edu>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 13:53:48 -0700
Message-Id: <D145A254-E81D-4586-A217-F9C763377A52@Stanford.EDU>
To: w3c semweb hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
The National Center for Biomedical Ontology (NCBO) is pleased to  
announce the release of BioPortal 2.0 — a Web-based application that  
serves as a “one-stop shop” for accessing and sharing biomedical  
ontologies. Users can browse and explore individual ontologies by  
navigating either a tree structure or an animated graphical view.  
Users also can upload, download, search, comment on, and create  
mappings for ontologies.

New features in BioPortal 2.0 include:

·      Full ontology navigation using Flash visualization

·      Web-service access to BioPortal content and capabilities, which  
enables developers to use our BioPortal services in their tools.

·      Multiple ontology navigation, which enables users to have  
several ontologies opened simultaneously in different tabs in the user  
interface

·      Ability to add Marginal Notes to classes in BioPortal  
ontologies, a feature that enables the community to comment on  
ontologies and to discuss their contents

·      Ability to create Point to Point Mappings between concepts in  
different BioPortal ontologies

·      Bulk export of ontology-to-ontology mappings in RDF format

·      Navigation of multiple ontologies, which enables users to have  
several ontologies opened simultaneously in different tabs in the user  
interface

·      URIs for all ontology content, which enable developers to  
access and share BioPortal content from their applications

·      Improved support through Protégé for ontologies in OWL format

·      Access to BioPortal contents and capabilities through REST  
services, enabling developers to integrate BioPortal functionality in  
their applications

Please take a look at the new BioPortal 2.0!   You can access it at http://bioportal.bioontology.org



Regards,

Mark
Received on Thursday, 21 August 2008 20:56:37 GMT

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