Welcome to Ontobat!

Ontobat is a web-based Semantic Web tool to support ontology-based biological data generation, upload, query and analysis. This is part of our efforts towards ontology-based Linked Open Data (LOD) analysis using the Sementic Web technologies. The focus of current Ontobat is on the analysis of experimental instance data generated in biomedical research. Only reliable ontologies, preferentially the ontologies in the OBO Foundry Library, will be applied in our studies.

The Ontobat components and workflow design is shown in the following figure:

Ontobat Workflow Design

Here are some explanations of these components:

Note that as an ongoing project, some features described above have not been implemented yet. Stay tuned.


Xiang Z, Lin Y, He Y. Ontobat: An Ontology-based semantic web approach for linked data processing and analysis. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO), Houston, Texas, USA. October 8-9, 2014. Page 93-95. [http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1327/icbo2014_paper_58.pdf]

Cite OntoCOG: Lin Y, Xiang Z, He Y. Towards a Semantic Web application: Ontology-driven ortholog clustering analysis. International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO), University at Buffalo, NY, July 26-30, 2011. Full length paper. Page 33 - 40.