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- Dönitz, Jürgen, and Edgar Wingender. "The ontology-based answers (OBA) service: A connector for embedded usage of ontologies in applications." Frontiers in Genetics 3: 197.
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OntoCAT provides a seamless programming interface to query heterogeneous ontology resources including EBI Ontology Lookup Service (OLS) and NCBO BioPortal, as well as user-specified local ontology files in OWL and OBO (via OWL API). Each resource is wrapped behind easy to learn Java, Bioconductor/R and REST web service commands enabling reuse and integration of ontology software efforts despite variation in technologies.
OntoCAT exists in many flavours including a stand-alone database and browser, REST service, google app application and ontoCAT R package to work with ontologies in R environment. See download page for package download options.
OntoCAT is open source and is available under the LGPLv3 license.
Releases are often and comprehensively tested, so the end user does not have to worry about the updates in access to underlying resources.
How to cite us
Adamusiak Tomasz, Burdett Tony, van der Velde K Joeri, Abeygunawardena Niran, Antonakaki Despoina, Parkinson Helen, and Swertz Morris. OntoCAT – a simpler way to access ontology resources. Available from Nature Precedings < http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/npre.2010.4666.1> (2010)
Mailing lists and tracker
A general list for users of OntoCAT. Ask all your questions here.
Feature requests and bug tracker
We've got one as well.
Tomasz Adamusiak <tomasz@…>
Morris Swertz <m.a.swertz@…>
Natalja Kurbatova <natalja@…>
Helen Parkinson <parkinson@…>
OntoCAT logo courtesy of Eamonn Maguire
Special thanks go to NCBO BioPortal and EBI OLS support teams for all the comprehensive help they provide.