December 16, 2015 Leave a comment
As a part of the Planteome project, we develop common reference ontologies and applications for plant biology.
As an initial phase of this work, we are transitioning from editing standalone ontologies in OBO-Edit to integrated ontologies using increased OWL axiomatization and reasoning. In November we held a workshop that brought together plant trait experts from across the world, and developed a plan for integrating multiple species-specific ontologies with a reference trait ontology.
As part of the workshop, we took a tour of some of the fundamentals of OWL, hybrid obo/owl editing using Protege 5, and using reasoners and template-based systems to automate large portions of ontology development.
I based the material on an earlier tutorial prepared for the Gene Ontology editors, it’s available on the Planteome GitHub Repository at: