Dr. Melissa Haendel from Oregon Health and Science University chairs the VIVO-ISF Ontology Working Group and represents the working group on the Steering Group.
2015 discussion of Proposed ontology development workflow
- Grant - Project interest group
- Humanities interest group
- Publications interest group
- Knowledge mobilization interest group
- Open Annotation
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|Melissa Haendel||Oregon Health & Science University Library|
Lead Ontologist, OHSU Library
Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology
|Brian Lowe||Ontocale SRL||Owner/administrator and developer|
|Jon Corson-Rikert||Cornell University Library||VIVO Development Lead|
|Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University||Digital Innovations Librarian|
|Dagobert Soergel||University at Buffalo, Dept. of Library and Information Studies||Professor|
|Jing Wang||Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries||Systems Integration Engineer|
|Daniela Bourges-Waldegg||Harvard Medical School||Lead Architect, Harvard Catalyst|
|Stephen Williams||University of Colorado Boulder, Faculty Affairs||FIS Developer|
|Steven McCauley||Brown University||Semantic Web Programmer|
|Kristi Holmes||Galter Health Sciences Library, Northwestern University||Bioinformaticist|
|Alexandre Rademaker||IBM Research and FGV/Brazil||Researcher and Professor|
|Mike Conlon||Independent kind of guy||VIVO Project Director|
With release 1.6, VIVO will be adopting a larger ontology derived from both the VIVO and eagle-i ontologies and addressing broader needs in research representation including research resources and clinical expertise. The ontology will be promoted going forward as the Integrated Semantic Framework or ISF, but will continue to be managed by members of the VIVO community together with participants in the CTSAconnect project representing eagle-i and the biomedical research community more generally, as well as other individuals and groups who wish to become involved.
Ideas for activities of the VIVO-ISF Ontology Working Group include:
- more explicitly developing and prioritizing issues for upcoming ISF ontology and VIVO software releases
- establishing sub-groups to work on specific areas of interest such as provenance
- providing opportunities for training on ontologies and how they are used in VIVO and other Semantic Web applications, and on SPARQL and Linked Open Data
- evaluating existing and new tools to support ontology creation, editing, change management, release, and evaluation
- setting up a shared rather than single-user environment for use in training as well as in developing each successive ontology release
- working with members of the development team to design and test improvements to the VIVO ontology editor and/or features of VIVO to better manage and reflect ontology-related requirements, including VIVO's additional operational ontologies including the application configuration ontology, display model ontology, authentication and authorization ontology
- working with the Vitro code base as an ontology-driven application platform for projects unrelated to VIVO including Semantic Web education and training
- adapting and extending the Integrated Semantic Framework (ISF) ontology for new domains, preferably by evaluating and adopting existing ontology efforts by other parties but also by targeted new ontology work
- working with members of other VIVO DuraSpace Working Groups to improve the ontology to support multi-site search, including issues such as sameAs assertions, shared instance data, and linkages to externally-managed terminologies and authoritative name services for people, organizations, geographic locations, events, or projects
- working with representatives of non-academic organizations to better understand the needs of labs, government or non-profit organizations, or consortia adopting VIVO
- participating as representatives for the ISF in ontology projects with the W3C or other groups
- establishing a more formal process for moving the Integrated Semantic Framework forward through public releases, in coordination with the eagle-i community and other interested parties and not necessarily strictly tied to VIVO software releases
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