AgroPortal: a proposition for ontology-based services in the agronomic domain
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Jonquet, C.; Dzal-Yeumo, E.; Arnaud, E.; Larmande, P.; Toulet, A.; Laporte, M-A. (2016) AgroPortal: a proposition for ontology-based services in the agronomic domain. [Abstract] XXIV Plant and Animal Genome Conference. San Diego, CA (USA) 9-13 Jan 2016.
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Our project is to develop and support a reference ontology repository for the agronomic domain. By reusing the NCBO BioPortal technology, we have already designed and implemented a prototype ontology repository for plants and a few crops. We plan to turn that prototype into a real service to the community. The AgroPortal project aims at reusing the scientific outcomes and experience of the biomedical domain in the context of plant, agronomic and environment sciences. We will offer an ontology portal which features ontology hosting, search, versioning, visualization, comment, but we will also offer services for semantically annotating data with the ontologies, as well as storing and exploiting ontology alignments and data annotations. All of these within a fully semantic web compliant infrastructure. The main objective of this project is to enable straightforward use of agronomic related ontologies, avoiding data managers and researchers the burden to deal with complex knowledge engineering issues to annotate the research data. The AgroPortal project will specifically pay attention to respect the requirements of the agronomic community and the specificities of the crop domain. We will first focus on the outputs of a few existing driving agronomic use cases related to rice and wheat, with the goal of generalizing to other Crop Ontology related use cases. AgroPortal will offer a robust and stable platform that we anticipate will be highly valued by the community.