Common workflow to integrate ontology resources. The figure represents the common work flow when using OntoCAT's OntologyService interface (left-hand side) in ontology driven applications (right-hand side). OntoCAT is being used as a dispatcher to send off ontology related queries to several configurable resources, such as local ontology files, public repositories like OLS and BioPortal and is potentially easily extendable for other resources.
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