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[protege-discussion] NCBO Webinar: Editing and Publishing OWL 2 and OBO ontologies with WebProtege and BioPortal

Trish Whetzel plwhetzel at
Mon Oct 8 10:14:32 PDT 2012

The next NCBO Webinar will be presented by Tania Tudorache and Matthew
Horridge from Stanford University on "Editing and Publishing OWL 2 and OBO
ontologies with WebProtégé and BioPortal" at 10:00am PDT, Wednesday, Oct.
10.  Below is information on how to join the online meeting via WebEx and
accompanying teleconference. For the full schedule of the NCBO Webinar
presentations see:

WebProtégé is a collaborative ontology and knowledge base editor for the
Web.  In this talk, we will present the latest WebProtégé developments,
including support for the editing of OWL 2 and OBO ontologies, the new
OWL-API backend and the the various collaboration features. We will
describe how WebProtégé can be customized as a domain-expert friendly tool
and show the OBO specific user interface widgets that are optimized for
editing components of OBO ontologies.  We will demonstrate how users can
upload and download ontologies, share them with collaborators, and
simultaneously edit and comment on them. All ontology changes are recorded,
and can be inspected by editors, curators or reviewers.  We will also show
how users can collaborate using the notes and discussions features, as well
as the watches and notifications functionality.  Finally, we will
demonstrate how WebProtégé integrates with BioPortal services so that, for
example, users can search for and reference terms in BioPortal ontologies
at the click of a mouse.  We will conclude with our plans for the future
development of WebProtégé and its integration with BioPortal.

Tania Tudorache is a research scientist in the Stanford Center for
Biomedical Informatics Research. Her main research interest is the
collaborative development of ontologies applied to the biomedical domain.
Dr. Tudorache has more than 9 years of experience with ontology development
and Semantic Web technologies. She is also one of the key team member of
the Protégé team. As a research scientist, Dr. Tudorache has done extensive
work on the collaborative development of large biomedical terminologies and
ontologies. She has also designed and implemented the initial versions of
WebProtégé – a light-weight ontology and knowledge base editor for the Web.
She is the lead person of the team developing the ICD Collaborative
Authoring Tool (iCAT) - an adaptation of WebProtégé that the World Heath
Organization is currently using to build the 11th revision of the
International Classification of Diseases. Dr. Tudorache has organized and
chaired several international Semantic Web conferences, and has served as a
program committee member on numerous occasions.

Matthew Horridge is a research software developer in the Biomedical
Informatics Research Group at Stanford University. He works on the Protégé
project, developing front and back end components for both WebProtégé and
Protégé 4.  In addition to this, Matthew has worked extensively on the
design and implementation of the OWL API, which is the most popular API for
dealing with OWL ontologies and underpins the latest versions of WebProtégé
and Protégé 4.  His research interests centre around the explanation of
entailments in ontologies and he recently received a PhD from the
University of Manchester in this area.

To start or join the online meeting
Go to

Meeting Number: 923 724 964
Meeting Password: ncbo

Audio conference information
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meeting, or call the number below and enter the access code.

Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-429-3300

Global call-in numbers:

Access code:923 724 964

Trish Whetzel, PhD
Outreach Coordinator
The National Center for Biomedical Ontology
Ph: 650-721-2378

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