An ontology is a formal description of a domain's symbolic knowledge, constituted of concepts and relations. It hinges on the notion of genericity (phenotypic traits), as opposed to data specificity (phenotype). Annotating data stored in databases by ontologies make possible their automatic interpretation. The goal of the AQUAEXCEL-ATOL ontology is to define and organize livestock traits, with a focus on the main types of fish production (meat, feed and fertility) in accordance with societal priorities (animal welfare, product quality, etc.). This ontology will be a reference for semantic search tools in order to improve queries on bibliographic resources about livestock animal phenotypes. Making homogeneous database annotation, it opens the possibility for meta-analysis and modeling.
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