Ontologies are an integral part of our scientific progress. The ability to share common definitions is crucial to answering questions, thus, an updated and persistent ontology is important to invest in. This project will upgrade the current ontology tagging system of WikiPathways by utilising the recommender REST-API of BioPortal. The first part deals with fixing current data fetching mismatches, where tags are stored and fetched inconsistently. The second part of this project is implementing an intuitive tagging function to the process of creating a pathway, allowing the creator to fetch suggestions from BioPortal and add them with a couple of clicks. Lastly, the final part pertains promoting the quality of the tags by crowdsourcing the votes of visiting users.


Dara Akdag


  • Martina Summer-Kutmon
  • Alexander Pico