Leveraging Terminology Services for FAIR Semantic Data Integration Across NFDI Domains

How to Integrate Terminology Services Into Other Service Applications





Terminology Services, FAIR metadata


The National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) strives to develop FAIR research data and data services for major scientific disciplines, using terminologies as a key factor for semantic annotations and semantic interoperability of data. Several NFDI consortia provide domain-specific terminologies through Terminology services or registries, offering access, search capabilities, visualization, and downloads. Prioritizing user-friendly access, terminology services seamlessly integrate semantic concepts into applications, often operating in the background to enable smooth semantic annotation and data interoperability. We present exemplary fields of application from selected disciplines and how terminology services support semantic search, user experience, annotation workflows, terminology curation and design.


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Received 2023-04-25
Accepted 2023-06-29
Published 2023-09-07

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