OntoMaton at the International Conference on Biomedical Ontology (ICBO) 

The 4th International Conference on Biomedical Ontology (ICBO 2013) took place in Montreal, Canada, on 8th and 9th July 2013. It was held jointly with the Canadian Semantic Web Symposium (CSWS 2013) and Data Integration in the Life Sciences (DILS 2013) in what was called the Semantic Trilogy 2013.

The members of the core ISA team could not be present this time, but our collaborator and co-author Trish Whetzel was there to present OntoMaton in the Highlight Track entitled OntoMaton: Google spreadsheets meet NCBO BioPortal services. We take this opportunity to thank Trish for her presentation, which was very well received. We have had many new users from the Biomedical Ontology community since ICBO.

The presentation was about our publication “OntoMaton: a Bioportal powered ontology widget for Google Spreadsheets” available (open access) in Bioinformatics. 2013 February 15; 29(4): 525–527.

OntoMaton is a script for Google Spreadsheets that relies on NCBO Bioportal Web Services to provide searching and tagging with ontology terms, using those ontologies registered in Bioportal. These functionality for ontology-based annotation of spreadsheets can be used collaboratively among distributed parties. Also, Google Spreadsheets provide version control.

This is the link to the publication in Bioinformatics: http://bioinformatics.oxfordjournals.org/content/29/4/525 and this is in PubMed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3570217/.

And the slides that Trish presented are here:

If you are interested in OntoMaton, apart from the publication and slides, you can also see our previous blog postour YouTube video, some templates and the source code on Github.
Thanks again Trish for presenting OntoMaton at ICBO!
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