NFDI4Chem Terminology Service V2.0 is Launched

Interested in ontologies in the field of chemistry or closely related disciplines? Then you should definitely take a closer look at our redesigned NFDI4Chem Terminology Service (TS) in its new version 2.0!

The NFDI4Chem TS is a repository for chemistry and chemistry-related ontologies and an essential part for semantic data annotation services. It acts as a single point of access to the latest ontology versions with comprehensive information about their scope, application, and curators. The redesigned web interface and API provides improved usability for both human users and other services or tools, which can embed the ontologies in their own workflows.

From a technical perspective, the release of version 2.0 separated the EBI-OLS based backend from the newly developed frontend, which uses the React library. Newly implemented frontend features include an improved term search with autocomplete function, a redesigned tree view and a streamlined ontology list from which all important information and metrics are now directly visible.

Ontologies of interest can easily be downloaded in both OWL and JSON formats with just one click. Planned upcoming future releases will extend the Terminology Service beyond the provision of ontologies, to also support curation workflows.