This Nature.com ontologies portal provides access to the models and datasets used by Springer Nature for semantic publishing and, more generally, for enterprise metadata management.
For more details about the system architecture and scope of this work, the following articles can be useful:
* Learning how to become a linked data publisher: the nature.com ontologies portal. (conference paper, 2015)
* Nature.com ontologies portal available online (blog post, 2015)
* Linked data experience at Macmillan: Building discovery services for scientific and scholarly content on top of a semantic data model (conference paper, 2014)
The Nature.com 'Core Ontology'
We developed the Core Ontology as the backbone OWL model used to define entities relevant to Nature Publishing Group content publishing.
The ontology includes both entities normally associated with the publishing domain (e.g. articles, journals, publishers), as well as more abstract concepts (e.g. agents, events) that group together other, more specialized, domain entities.