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Terminology portals

Find on this page the description of other sites which list or host scientific terminological resources in free access

Multidisciplinary portals

BabelNet is a multilingual encyclopedic dictionary, with wide lexicographic and encyclopedic coverage of terms, and a semantic network/ontology. Conceived within the Sapienza NLP Group (Sapienza University of Rome)

The Basic Register of Thesauri, Ontologies & Classifications (BARTOC) is a database of Knowledge Organization Systems and KOS related registries

CSIRO Compendium of vocabularies https://confluence.csiro.au/public/VOCAB/vocabulary-content/compendium-of-vocabularies
Compendium of vocabularies (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia)

DBpedia Archivo is an online interface and augmented archive for all kinds of vocabularies. It automatically crawls for OWL ontologies and updates the already enlisted ontologies regularly

EU Vocabularieshttps://op.europa.eu/fr/web/eu-vocabularies
Vocabularies catalogue of the Publications Office of the European Union

FAIRSharing – Standards – https://fairsharing.org/search?fairsharingRegistry=Standard
Directory of terminologies, models/formats, schemas, … hosted by the University of Oxford and maintained in collaboration with the RDA Data Readiness Group

Terms recommended by the French Language Enrichment Commission and published in the Official Journal of the French Republic

GESIS Controlled Vocabulary Servicehttps://lod.gesis.org/en/
Controlled vocabularies in the humanities and social sciences. This service is provided by the GESIS – Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences

IATE (Interactive Terminology for Europe) is the EU’s terminology database

Linked Open Vocabularies (LOV)https://lov.linkeddata.es/dataset/lov/
Catalogue of reusable RDFS vocabularies or OWL ontologies defined and used for the description of data on the Web

Research Vocabularies Australiahttps://vocabs.ardc.edu.au/
Research Vocabularies Australia helps you find, access, and reuse vocabularies for research

Semantics.gr is a bilingual (English-Greek) platform for the development, curation and interlinking of vocabularies, thesauri, classifications, classification schemes and authority files and their publication as Linked Open Data (LOD). The infrastructure is being developed by the National Documentation Centre in Greece (EKT)

ShowVoc – https://showvoc.op.europa.eu/#/datasets
ShowVoc is a web-based catalogue and viewer for OWL ontologies, SKOS(/XL) thesauri, Ontolex-lemon lexicons and generic RDF datasets. ShowVoc is managed by the Publications Office of the EU

TermCoord – Glossary linkshttps://termcoord.eu/glossarylinks/
Glossaries catalogue regularly checked and updated by TermCoord (Terminology Coordination, European Parliament)

The terminological repositories of the French Economic and Financial Ministries (Mef)

TERMIUM Plus https://www.btb.termiumplus.gc.ca/
The Government of Canada’s terminology and linguistic data bank

TIB Terminology Servicehttps://terminology.tib.eu/ts
A single point of access to terminologies from domains such as architecture, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics, provides by the Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology and University Library (TIB)

UNTERM is a multilingual database for official terminology relevant to the work of the United Nations

WIPO Pearlhttps://www.wipo.int/reference/fr/wipopearl/index.html
WIPO’s (World Intellectual Property Organization) multilingual terminology portal. It gives access to scientific and technical terms derived from patent documents

Thematic portals and resources

Humanities & social sciences

CESSDA Vocabulary Servicehttps://vocabularies.cessda.eu/
The vocabulary service enables users to discover, browse, and download controlled vocabularies in a variety of languages. It is provided by the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA)

DARIAH-EU Vocabshttps://vocabs.dariah.eu/fr/
Vocabularies and ontologies repository created by the ACDH-CH (Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage)

The Ehess (École des hautes études en sciences sociales) thesaurus and controlled vocabularies service

Pactols is a reservoir of controlled and multilingual keywords, created by Frantiq (Federation and Resources on Antiquity) and developed with the support of MASA consortium (Memory of archaeologists and archaeological sites)

Hard sciences and engineering

Ontology portal for industry and related domains

IUPAC Gold Bookhttps://goldbook.iupac.org/
Interactive version of IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology

MatPortal  – https://matportal.org
Ontology repository for materials science

NFDI4Chem Terminology Servicehttps://terminology.nfdi4chem.de/ts/
The Terminology Service is a repository for chemistry ontologies developed and maintained by the Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology (TIB)

PhySH (Physics Subject Headings) – https://physh.org/
Physics classification scheme developed by APS (American Physical Society)

Unified Astronomy Thesaurus (UAT) – https://astrothesaurus.org/
An astronomy and astrophysics thesaurus which builds upon the existing IAU Thesaurus with major contributions from the Astronomy portions of the thesauri developed by the Institute of Physics Publishing and the American Institute of Physics

Life sciences

Vocabulary and ontology repository for agronomy and related domains

The LifeWatch ERIC repository of semantic resources for ecology and related domains

FAOTERM https://www.fao.org/faoterm/fr/
The TERM PORTAL has been created to store, manage and update concepts, terms and definitions related to the various fields of FAO’s activity

Vocabulaires Ouverts @INRAEhttps://vocabulaires-ouverts.inrae.fr/
Terminology portal of INRAE (National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment)

Health sciences

EMBL-EBI Ontology Lookup Servicehttps://www.ebi.ac.uk/ols/index
The Ontology Lookup Service (OLS) is a repository for biomedical ontologies

HeTOP (Health Terminology/Ontology Portal) contains the main terminologies or ontologies of the Health domain. It’s a CISMeF (Catalog and Index of French Language Health Resources on the Internet) project initiated by the Rouen University Hospital

NCBO BioPortalhttps://bioportal.bioontology.org/
Repository of biomedical ontologies

OBO Library – https://obofoundry.org/
Interoperable ontologies for the biological sciences – OBO (Open Biological and Biomedical Ontology Foundry)

Ontobee – https://ontobee.org/
Ontobee is a linked data server aimed to facilitate biomedical ontologies data sharing, visualization, query, integration, and analysis. It is the default linked ontology data server for most OBO Foundry library ontologies, but has also been used for many non-OBO ontologies. Developped by the University of Michigan Medical School

Serveur Multi-Terminologies de l’ANShttps://smt.esante.gouv.fr/
Medical terminology repository of the French « Agence du Numérique en Santé » (ANS)

SIFR BioPortalhttps://bioportal.lirmm.fr/
A repository for French biomedical terminologies and ontologies

Environmental sciences

EcoRessources is a comprehensive platform that brings together online dictionaries, glossaries and thesauri focusing on the environment (Observatoire de linguistique Sens-Texte, Université de Montréal)

I-ADOPT Catalogue of Terminologieshttps://i-adopt.github.io/terminologies/list
This repository contains terminologies to compose semantic variable descriptions as proposed by the RDA InteroperAble Descriptions of Observable Property Terminology WG

NERC Vocabulary Serverhttp://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/
The NVS gives access to standardised and hierarchically-organized vocabularies. It is managed by the British Oceanographic Data Centre at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC)