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This documentation relates to an old version of VIVO, version 1.13.x.
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VIVO uses a collection of ontologies to represent scholarship.  The VIVO Ontology provides a set of types (classes) and relationships (properties) to represent researchers and the full context in which they work.  Additional ontologies provide context and meaning for attributes and entities defined in the VIVO Ontology and ontologies used by the VIVO Ontology.  The VIVO Project maintains the VIVO Ontology.  Other ontologies used in VIVO are maintained by the W3C and other groups.

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Issue Tracking

Improvements to the ontologies used in VIVO are treated like all other feature requests and are tracked in the VIVO JIRA issue tracker.

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