Pure Science


"BioPAX is a standard language that aims to enable integration, exchange, visualization and analysis of biological pathway data. Specifically, BioPAX supports data exchange between pathway data groups and thus reduces the complexity of interchange between data formats by providing an accepted standard format for pathway data. It is an open and collaborative effort by the community of researchers, software developers, and institutions."


"The flood of data and factual knowledge in biology and medicine requires principled approaches to their proper analysis and management. A cornerstone in this effort constitutes the precise and complete description of the fundamental entities within this domain in terms of formal ontologies.

Thesaurus Ethik in den Biowissenschaften

"Der Thesaurus Ethik in den Biowissenschaften ist ein mehrsprachiges und kontrolliertes Indexierungs- und Recherchewerkzeug, das alle Teilbereiche der Bioethik erfasst. Mit Hilfe des Thesaurus ist es möglich, aktuelle Entwicklungen in dem heterogenen und multidisziplinären Feld der Bioethik adäquat darzustellen und einen Beitrag dazu zu leisten, die Literaturrecherche und Indexierung effizienter zu gestalten.

"The Thesaurus Ethics in the Life Sciences is a multilingual and controlled indexing and research tool that covers all areas of bioethics. With the help of the thesaurus, it is possible to present and contribute to current developments in the heterogeneous and multidisciplinary field of bioethics. The various functionalities of the thesaurus are geared primarily to the needs of the two most important target groups: researching users - both professionals and non-professionals - as well as librarian and documentary specialists who index bioethics literature and documents."

Water Quality Planning Bureau Library Thesaurus

"The Water Quality Library Database is indexed using controlled vocabulary from the WQPB Library Thesaurus. This thesaurus was developed to create a standardized vocabulary for water concepts that may be phrased in a variety of ways in the literature, it should be used as a guide to searching keywords in the library. The terms are arranged according to lead terms, together with both broader and narrower hierarchical relationship terms and related terms. USE references are noted to satisfy desirable standardization requirements."

NIFSTD Ontology

"The NIFSTD ontology is composed of a collection of OWL modules covering distinct domains of bio-medical reality. We are using a semantic wiki to expose the content of the NIFSTD vocabularies to the community for comment and development. We are experimenting with Wiki's abilities for collaborative editing and commenting on the NIFSTD. Each class in NIFSTD has been turned into a Wiki page, using technologies developed as part of the Semantic Media Wiki project."

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Thesaurus

"The IEEE Thesaurus is a controlled vocabulary of over 9,000 descriptive engineering, technical, and scientific terms as well as IEEE-specific society terms. The thesaurus represents terminology and vocabulary usage drawn from IEEE transactions and journal articles, conference papers, and standards. The vocabulary uses American-based spellings with cross references to British variant spellings.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Taxonomy

"The IEEE Taxonomy comprises the first three hierarchical 'levels' under each term-family (or branch) that is formed from the top-most terms of the IEEE Thesaurus. In this document these term-families are arranged alphabetically and denoted by boldface type. Each term family's hierarchy goes to no more than three sublevels, denoted by indents (grouping of four dots) preceding the next level terms. A term can appear in more than one hierarchical branch and can appear more than once in any particular hierarchy.

Institut des Risques Majeurs Thésaurus

"Le 'Thésaurus Risques' est un ensemble de termes choisis pour leur capacité à faciliter la description de la thématique des risques majeurs. Il permet de consulter les termes rattachés à un descripteur (ou mot-clé) et de cerner plus facilement un sujet en découvrant son environnement conceptuel. Il est facile et rapide à utiliser : il vous permet de traduire vos mots-clés dans un langage structuré (descripteurs) et fournit un ensemble restreint et plus pertinent de réponses. La recherche par mots-clés du thésaurus donne accès aux descripteurs qui ont été attribués aux documents."

"The 'Risk Thesaurus' is a set of terms chosen for their ability to facilitate the description of the major hazards theme. It allows to consult the terms attached to a descriptor (or keyword) and to more easily identify a subject in It is easy and quick to use: it allows you to translate your keywords into a structured language (descriptors) and provides a restricted and more relevant set of answers. To the descriptors that have been assigned to the documents. "

General Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus

"The basic idea for the development of GEMET was to use the best of the presently available excellent multilingual thesauri, in order to save time, energy and funds. GEMET was conceived as a 'general' thesaurus, aimed to define a common general language, a core of general terminology for the environment. Specific thesauri and descriptor systems (e.g. on Nature Conservation, on Wastes, on Energy, etc.) have been excluded from the first step of development of the thesaurus and have been taken into account only for their structure and upper level terminology.