There was a recent posting to the OntoGenesis network I thought it would be worth sharing. It highlights some of the work done at the BBC on wildlife linked data at the new Wildlife finder.
This work was done by Tom Scott and Leigh Dodds et al and can be found at http://purl.org/ontology/wo/
It appears the BBC are using the ontology to generate rather attractive web pages on various taxa, e.g. http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/class/Amphibian
and by adding ‘.rdf’ to the end of each link, a dereferenceable rdf fragment is visible:
This is not the first time the BBC have looked into using ontologies, although it is clearly the most relevant to bioontologies. They have also spend time on developing a ‘programme ontology‘ which is also publicly available. The BBC are not alone in large organisations investing time into ontology usage. Last year, NASA announced it too had been using ontologies to perform automated data analysis and for organising earth and environmental terminology. Perhaps the kill aspp is on its way; Google-ontology…