SciBite, the award-winning semantic technology company, today announced the launch of CENtree, an innovative, collaborative platform which revolutionises the way Life Sciences organisations manage and release ontologies.
Ontologies play a critical role in semantic enrichment, enabling unstructured scientific text to be transformed into clean, contextualised data which can be understood and exploited by computational approaches, such as machine learning. Historically, maintaining multiple, evolving ontologies from both public and proprietary sources, has been a complex undertaking, requiring significant ontology expertise. This presents a bottleneck for most organisations and undermines the concept that an ontology should represent a shared understanding between experts.
CENtree provides a centralised resource for ontology management and transforms the experience of maintaining and releasing ontologies for research-led businesses. With an uncluttered user interface, CENtree makes ontology navigation and editing accessible to a wider audience. CENtree also leverages cutting-edge artificial intelligence techniques to help users enrich ontologies in a controlled way. For example, parent classes are suggested for a given term, helping users place the term in the ontology tree.
Key capabilities include:
- Enterprise-ready, multi-user platform for ontology browsing and editing
- Easy-to-use, without the need for ontology expertise
- AI-assisted suggestions of relationship connections for a given class
- Maintains governance and provenance via ‘suggestor’ and ‘editor’ roles, with the ability to roll-back unwanted edits
- One-click loading of public and private ontologies without the need for custom parsers or web downloads
- Innovative versioning engine, empowering organisations to enrich the latest public releases with new internal content
- Flexible API to facilitate integration with existing systems
“CENtree represents a transformational change in the way organisations maintain ontologies,” says SciBite’s CTO James Malone. “Combining ontology management with SciBite’s semantic analytics capabilities, CENtree offers a unique approach to managing scientific information in the journey to clean data.”
SciBite will demonstrate Best of Show Award finalist CENtree at Bio-IT World this week in Boston at Booth #423.