Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hymenoptera Ontology Receives NSF Funding

Somehow, we always seem to find out that ontology projects receive funding well after the fact.

Nevertheless, here is another one. The Hymenoptera Ontology has received funding from the National Science Foundation. The funding started on April 1, 2009.

You can read more at the NSF site linked above, but here is a brief summary:

This project will bring Hymenoptera researchers together to build a consensus structured vocabulary (the Hymenoptera Anatomy Ontology) that 1) enables discovery of research results from publications, 2) empowers taxonomists to efficiently describe/ diagnose species and 3) provide improved access to information for policy makers, farmers, land managers and the general public.