OBO Foundry Food Ontology Interconnectivity

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Damion Dooley
Liliana Andrés-Hernández2
Georgeta Bordea
Leigh Carmody1
Duccio Cavalieri
Lauren Chan
Pol Castellano-Escuder
Carl Lachat
Fleur Mougin1
Francesco Vitali1
Chen Yang
Magalie Weber
Hande Kucuk McGinty
Matthew Lange

Responsible editor: 
Guest Editors Global Food System 2021

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Survey Article
Liliana Andrés-Hernández Liliana.AndresHernandez@scu.edu.au landreshdz@gmail.com Georgeta Bordea georgeta.bordea@u-bordeaux.fr Leigh Carmody Leigh.Carmody@jax.org Duccio Cavalieri duccio.cavalieri@unifi.it Lauren Chan chanl@oregonstate.edu Pol Castellano-Escuder polcaes@gmail.com Carl Lachat Carl.Lachat@UGent.be Fleur Mougin fleur.mougin@u-bordeaux.fr Francesco Vitali francesco.vitali@ibba.cnr.it Chen Yang chenyangnutrition@gmail.com Magalie Weber magalie.weber@inrae.fr Hande Kucuk McGinty handekucukmcginty@gmail.com Matthew Lange matthew@ic-foods.org Since its creation in 2016, the FoodOn food ontology has become an interconnected partner in various academic and government projects that span agricultural and public health domains. This paper examines recent data interoperability capabilities arising from food-related ontologies belonging to, or compatible with, the encyclopedic Open Biological and Biomedical Ontology Foundry (OBO) ontology platform, and how research organizations and industry might utilize them for their own projects or for data exchange. Projects are seeking standardized vocabulary across many food supply activities ranging from agricultural production, harvesting, preparation, food processing, marketing, distribution and consumption, as well as more indirect health, economic, food security and sustainability analysis and reporting tools. To satisfy this demand for controlled vocabulary requires establishing domain specific ontologies whose curators coordinate closely to produce recommended patterns for food system vocabulary.
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(1) This paper is suitable as introductory text, targeted at researchers, PhD students, or practitioners, to get started on the covered topic.
(2) This paper is comprehensive and well balanced is the presentation and coverage.
(3) This paper is very readable and clear.
(4) This paper is of importance to the broader Semantic Web community. Since this paper refers to several different community projects, each under control by their separate groups, how access to those projects are referred to here is adequate.