question about multiple vocabs for use in faceted navigation

08 Oct 2015
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Hello all,
At the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) we host Research Data
Australia , a discovery service for
collections of Australian research data. We currently use several
controlled vocabularies (including a high level "fields of research" vocab)
to describe items in RDA, and are looking to improve our subject browsing &
faceting.

I'm wondering if you have worked with or have heard of tools that make use
of multiple controlled vocabularies in one faceted navigation system...
perhaps where drilling down through one high-level vocab will allow the
user to select concept(s) from a more specific vocab that has been mapped
"into" the hierarchy.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this topic.

All the best,
Jane

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*Jane Frazier*
Data Librarian | *Australian National Data Service*
orcid.org/0000-0002-2374-4964

Monash University, Building F, Level 6, Room 26, 900 Dandenong Road,
Caulfield East, VIC 3145
Postal address: ANDS Office, Monash University, F610, PO Box 197, Caulfield
East VIC 3145
T: +613 9905 6275 | E: jane.frazier@ands.org.au

  • Varsha Khodiyar's picture

    Author: Varsha Khodiyar

    Date: 08 Oct, 2015

    Hi Jane,

    I use the EBI ontology lookup service, and NCBI’s BioPortal. They serve non-biological ontologies too, so don’t let the names put you off!

    Also there is the ISA-tab creator tool that we use at Scientific Data. This allows the selection of several different ontologies within each of the specific ISA-tab fields. You’ll need to use this tool in Firefox rather than Chrome and it is a little buggy, but it does allow browsing of several ontology/structured vocabulary terms at the higher level.

    Hope this is helpful!
    Varsha

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    From: jane.frazier=ands.org.au@rda-groups.org [mailto:jane.frazier=ands.org.au@rda-groups.org] On Behalf Of mignon1915
    Sent: 08 October 2015 03:07
    To: vocabulary_services@rda-groups.org
    Subject: [vocabulary_services] question about multiple vocabs for use in faceted navigation

    Hello all,
    At the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) we host Research Data Australia, a discovery service for collections of Australian research data. We currently use several controlled vocabularies (including a high level "fields of research" vocab) to describe items in RDA, and are looking to improve our subject browsing & faceting.

    I'm wondering if you have worked with or have heard of tools that make use of multiple controlled vocabularies in one faceted navigation system... perhaps where drilling down through one high-level vocab will allow the user to select concept(s) from a more specific vocab that has been mapped "into" the hierarchy.

    I'd love to hear your thoughts on this topic.

    All the best,
    Jane

    --
    Jane Frazier
    Data Librarian | Australian National Data Service
    orcid.org/0000-0002-2374-4964

    Monash University, Building F, Level 6, Room 26, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East, VIC 3145
    Postal address: ANDS Office, Monash University, F610, PO Box 197, Caulfield East VIC 3145
    T: +613 9905 6275 | E: jane.frazier@ands.org.au
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  • Jane Frazier's picture

    Author: Jane Frazier

    Date: 16 Oct, 2015

    Thanks Varsha, these are very helpful! I was aware of BioPortal, but not the file creator tool... really intuitive. I like the view available directly in the form & the fact that the user can go into more detail with "see all term results". The tool seems buggy even in Firefox...

  • Pierre LARMANDE's picture

    Author: Pierre LARMANDE

    Date: 12 Oct, 2015

    Hi,

    We are working on a dedicated NCBO Bioportal instance dedicated for Agronomy.
    Here is the link below. AgroPortal Search : http://agroportal.lirmm.fr/search

    Please contact Dr Clement Jonquet for additional questions.

    Best
    Pierre
    > Le 8 oct. 2015 à 10:50, VarshaKhodiyar a écrit :
    >
    > Hi Jane,
    >
    > I use the EBI ontology lookup service , and NCBI’s BioPortal . They serve non-biological ontologies too, so don’t let the names put you off!
    >
    > Also there is the ISA-tab creator tool that we use at Scientific Data. This allows the selection of several different ontologies within each of the specific ISA-tab fields. You’ll need to use this tool in Firefox rather than Chrome and it is a little buggy, but it does allow browsing of several ontology/structured vocabulary terms at the higher level.
    >
    > Hope this is helpful!
    > Varsha
    >
    > --
    > Varsha Khodiyar, PhD
    > Data Curation Editor, Scientific Data
    > Nature Publishing Group
    >
    > The Macmillan Campus | Trematon Walk | London | N1 9FN
    > E: varsha.khodiyar@nature.com
    > T: +44 207 014 4152
    > varshakhodiyar
    > @Varsha_Khodiyar
    > ORCID: 0000-0002-2743-6918
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > From: jane.frazier=ands.org.au@rda-groups.org [mailto:jane.frazier=ands.org.au@rda-groups.org] On Behalf Of mignon1915
    > Sent: 08 October 2015 03:07
    > To: vocabulary_services@rda-groups.org
    > Subject: [vocabulary_services] question about multiple vocabs for use in faceted navigation
    >
    > Hello all,
    > At the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) we host Research Data Australia , a discovery service for collections of Australian research data. We currently use several controlled vocabularies (including a high level "fields of research" vocab) to describe items in RDA, and are looking to improve our subject browsing & faceting.
    >
    > I'm wondering if you have worked with or have heard of tools that make use of multiple controlled vocabularies in one faceted navigation system... perhaps where drilling down through one high-level vocab will allow the user to select concept(s) from a more specific vocab that has been mapped "into" the hierarchy.
    >
    > I'd love to hear your thoughts on this topic.
    >
    > All the best,
    > Jane
    >
    > --
    > Jane Frazier
    > Data Librarian | Australian National Data Service
    > orcid.org/0000-0002-2374-4964
    > Monash University, Building F, Level 6, Room 26, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East, VIC 3145
    > Postal address: ANDS Office, Monash University, F610, PO Box 197, Caulfield East VIC 3145
    > T: +613 9905 6275 | E: jane.frazier@ands.org.au
    >
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    >
    > Registered Office Brunel Road, Houndmills, Basingstoke RG21 6XS
    >
    > Pan Macmillan, Priddy and MDL are divisions of Macmillan Publishers International Limited.
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  • Jane Frazier's picture

    Author: Jane Frazier

    Date: 16 Oct, 2015

    thanks for responding. We're actually looking to allow for browsing (drilling down into) multiple vocabularies rather than search across many vocabularies. I don't see that AgroPortal allows for this... am I missing something?

  • Pierre LARMANDE's picture

    Author: Pierre LARMANDE

    Date: 17 Oct, 2015

    Hello,

    I know that Bioportal and Agroportal have ontology updates from their sources automatically. Clement could certainly give more details.

    > Le 16 oct. 2015 à 06:04, mignon1915 a écrit :
    >
    > thanks for responding. We're actually looking to allow for browsing (drilling down into) multiple vocabularies rather than search across many vocabularies. I don't see that AgroPortal allows for this... am I missing something?
    >
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  • Varsha Khodiyar's picture

    Author: Varsha Khodiyar

    Date: 17 Oct, 2015

    Hi Jane,

    Glad it was useful, will pass your feedback onto the developers too!

    Best wishes,
    Varsha

    From: jane.frazier=ands.org.au@rda-groups.org [mailto:jane.frazier=ands.org.au@rda-groups.org] On Behalf Of mignon1915
    Sent: 15 October 2015 23:43
    To: Vocabulary Services Interest Group
    Subject: Re: [vocabulary_services] question about multiple vocabs for use in faceted navigation

    Thanks Varsha, these are very helpful! I was aware of BioPortal, but not the file creator tool... really intuitive. I like the view available directly in the form & the fact that the user can go into more detail with "see all term results". The tool seems buggy even in Firefox...
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