Abstract. Ontology repositories provide the crucial infrastructure for publishing and sharing ontologies in an increasing number of domains. Some of these ontology repositories expose the metadata and the ontology content using APIs or Web services that enable the mashing up of applications in a straightforward way. In this paper, we describe two use cases in which the interoperation of an ontology repository and an ontology editor support two common tasks in the ontology-development cycle: reuse and collaboration. We present specific examples of how we benefited from the mashing up of BioPortal—a Web-based ontology repository for biomedical ontologies—and WebProtégé—a Web-based ontology editor—in the development of real-world biomedical ontologies.
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