AgroPortal is an ontology repository dedicated to the agronomic and plant domains. The platform reuses the NCBO BioPortal infrastructure and customizes it. As of today, it includes 38 ontologies which come mainly from external users, NCBO BioPortal, or driving agronomic use-cases including :
·IBC Rice Genomics & AgroLD project: rice data integration & linked RDF data from a variety of plant resources and ontologies (contact: P. Larmande)
The main objective of the AgroPortal project is to enable straightforward use of agronomic related ontologies, avoiding data managers and researchers the burden to deal with complex knowledge engineering issues. We want to offer a “one-stop-shop” for ontologies that will arise awareness, avoid duplicated efforts, and foster adoption of common practices. The AgroPortal project will specifically pay attention to respect the requirements of the agronomic/plant community. So your feedbacks are welcome!
AgroPortal is the result of a collaboration between: LIRMM, INRA, IRD, Bioversity International, CIRAD and of course the National Center for Biomedical Ontologies (NCBO) @ Stanford Univ.
The project acknowledge the support of: French ANR, Univ. of Montpellier, CNRS, IBC of Montpellier, NUMEV.
Please, refer to the project with:
Clement Jonquet, Esther Dzalé-Yeumo, Elizabeth Arnaud & Pierre Larmande. AgroPortal : a proposition for ontology-based services in the agronomic domain, In 3ème atelier INtégration de sources/masses de données hétérogènes et Ontologies, dans le domaine des sciences du VIVant et de l’Environnement, IN-OVIVE'15. Rennes, France, June 2015. pp. 5. [PDF]