LexGrid and family come close
(informatics.mayo.edu) though one has to map the ontology model to the LexGrid
model to define a loader. Many “standard” models such as OWL
are already mapped and loaders provided; the most mature member of the family is
LexBIG (for caBIG, the NIH/NCI cancer Bioinformatics Grid – not our name).
The emphasis is upon API tooling and terminology services access, thought the
editor (not fully finished) permits browsing as does many simple Eclipse set-ups
based upon the services. Open source, open specification, Eclipse license.
The NCBO (National Center
for Biomedical Ontology) has a gorgeous browser, incidentally built on LexGrid
tools. They plan to make this source available and locally installable; I
don’t think that code dump is ready.
On Behalf Of chandu
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2007
Is there any generic ontology browser which can load any ontology and
allow us to browse through? any project going on? Or is it that browser depends
on the ontology itself and cant be independent of ontology?
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