United States

Surface Water Classifications

"Surface Water Classifications are designations applied to surface water bodies, such as streams, rivers and lakes, which define the best uses to be protected within these waters (for example swimming, fishing, drinking water supply) and carry with them an associated set of water quality standards to protect those uses. Surface water classifications are one tool that state and federal agencies use to manage and protect all streams, rivers, lakes, and other surface waters in North Carolina.

Bioinformatics Web Services Ontology

"The Bioinformatics Web Services ontology (OBIws) is an ontology that extends the Ontology for Biomedical Investigations (OBI) to build an Ontology that supports consistent annotation of Bioinformatics Web services. We also consider reuse of terms available from the EMBRACE Data And Methods (EDAM) ontology. We follow a systematic methodology for enriching OBI with terms to support Web service Annotation. This process involves the design of ontology analysis diagrams for Web services and their subsequent analysis to discover terms that need to be added to the ontology.


"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."

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."

Pocket Catholic Thesaurus

"Over a decade's, diligent research was devoted to a professional search for an existing thesaurus – to facilitate the classification, and processing, of all essential information on Roman Catholicism. Personal visits were made to Catholic Universities; many librarians and scholars were interviewed; extensive correspondence was exchanged with religious orders; specialized institutes were contacted; all applicable library science, and data-processing literature was analyzed. Two consistent responses emerged from the preponderance of respondents.

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."

Brucellosis Ontology

"The Brucellosis Ontology (IDOBRU), a biomedical ontology in the brucellosis domain, is an extension ontology of the core Infectious Disease Ontology (IDO-core) and follows OBO Foundry principles. Currently IDOBRU contains 1503 ontology terms, which includes 739 Brucella-specific terms, 414 IDO-core terms, and 350 terms imported from 10 existing ontologies. IDOBRU is the first reported bacterial infectious disease ontology developed to represent different disease aspects in a formal logical format.