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OntoCAT: easy ontology search


12 Dec 2011

In annotating life sciences data, ontologies are quickly gaining importance. Several ontology access resources are available, but these are not always easy to use and the differences in content and mode of operation makes integration with research data difficult. OntoCAT, developed by a team of bioinformaticians at the European Bioinformatics Institute and NBIC faculty member Morris Swertz (University of Groningen) offers a user-friendly interface to query heterogeneous ontology resources.

OntoCAT has been successfully applied in various use cases and is available through:

T Adamusiak, T Burdett, N Kurbatova, KJ van der Velde, N Abeygunawardena, D Antonakaki, M Kapushesky, H Parkinson, MA Swertz
OntoCAT - simple ontology search and integration in Java, R and REST/JavaScript
BMC Bioinformatics 2011, 12:218

N Kurbatova, T Adamusiak, P Kurnosov, MA Swertz, M Kapushesky
ontoCAT: an R package for ontology traversal and search
Bioinformatics 2011, 27:17  

By: Esther Thole