As a leader in delivering world-class ontology solutions, the team decided on creating a system for user-controlled accounting of versioning and re-engineering of the ontology for effective collaboration. Engineering an ontology and data structure facilitated interoperability and integration into other platforms.
The existing ontology was extended by extracting terms from public repositories and also by article indexing. For better navigation, definitions and synonyms of the candidate terms were added, and a structural hierarchy was also built with new parent-child relationships.
The ontology was built on a flexible platform that supported new terms and improved the specificity of the ontological terms through the interlinking of different concept terms within the framework. Further, the workflow management system within the platform was phase-centric (build phases, quality control, and release) and the changes within the ontology could be traced with ease.