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The TONES Ontology Repository is located in Manchester. To browse it, follow this link.

About

This repository is primarily designed to be a central location for ontologies that might be of use to tools developers for testing purposes.

Usage

The repository can be browsed here. The repository supports a RESTful interface. To access an ontology directly (e.g., to open an ontology from a tool such as Protege 4), the following syntax should be used:

 <repository-url>/download?ontology=<ontology-url>

Example:

http://owl.cs.manchester.ac.uk/repository/download?ontology=http://www.co-ode.org/ontologies/pizza/pizza.owl

Ontology file formats

The default file format that will be served is RDF/XML. However, the repository also stores ontologies in OWL/XML. To obtain an ontology as OWL/XML, the format=OWL/XML parameter should be added

Example:

http://owl.cs.manchester.ac.uk/repository/download?ontology=http://www.co-ode.org/ontologies/pizza/pizza.owl&format=OWL/XML

The repository also stores ontologies without entity annotations. For certain ontologies (e.g the NCI Cancer ontology) this make a large difference to the size of the ontology. To request an ontology without annotations, specify a format of RDF/XML-WA.

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