Allows scientists and clinicians to use, for the first time, identical terms with the same meaning in immunogenetics. IMGT-ONTOLOGY provides a semantic repository that will improve interoperability between specialist and generalist databases. It provides a semantic classification and standardization of the knowledge in the immunogenetics field used to identify the sequences, to describe their detailed composition, to classify Ig and TcR genes, and to define in which experimental, biological or medical context the sequences have been obtained.
Laboratoire d’ImmunoGénétique Moléculaire, LIGM, UPR CNRS 1142, Institut de Génétique Humaine, Montpellier, France
IMGT-ONTOLOGY funding source(s)
Supported by the European Union’s BIOTECH programme (BIO4CT960037), the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) and MENRT (Ministère de l’Education Nationale, de la Recherche et de la Technologie).