Objectives of this Focus Area
  • Identify gaps and challenges in the development of ontologies and their use.
  • Provide specifications and guidelines for ontology development, maintenance, and usage for documenting data. 
  • Create the Ontology Commons EcoSystem (OCES), a toolkit for the development, management and documentation of ontologies adapted to meet current ontologies development challenges.
  • Create the OntoCommons ontology registry infrastructure: An online platform that catalogues domain-relevant ontologies.
Reasons to join this Focus area
  • Discover how to use the OCES to support the integration of ontologies into your operations. 
  • Create or consult the Focus Area posts and repository files to contribute to optimising, evolving methodologies for manufacturing and services, and creating methods for innovation within your industrial systems.
  • Contribute to and consult the OntoCommons ontology registry infrastructure: an online platform that catalogues domain-relevant ontologies.
  • Contribute to various landscape analysis that will contribute to tailor the OCES to the needs of your community.
  • Network with experts in your field.


Focus Area contact:

John Breslin (National University of Ireland Galway) - john.breslin[at]nuigalway.ie
Lan Yang (National University of Ireland Galway) - lan.yang[at]nuigalway.ie 


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