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Integrated Ontology Editor and Semantic Web Application

First developed for a research and scholarship portal at Cornell University, Vitro is a general-purpose web-based ontology and instance editor with customizable public browsing. Vitro is a Java web application that runs in a Tomcat servlet container.

With Vitro, you can:

Vitro has been demonstrated at the 2011 International Conference on Biomedical Ontologies (ICBO) using the Ontology of Clinical Research (OCRe) as a use case, in collaboration with Simona Carini and Samson Tu from the OCRe Project. [PDF]

Download Vitro

The latest source code may be downloaded from the VIVO project's Sourceforge Subversion repository at svn:// Use the maint-demo-07-2011 branch until a versioned release of Vitro separate from VIVO is prepared. Note that this code is in active development; we encourage feedback about bugs or desired functionality.

Where is Vitro being used?

Contact us

Interested in using Vitro? Got a bug report? Ideas for improvement? We'd love to hear from you!

Licensing and acknowledgements

Vitro uses a number of open-source libraries, including HP's Jena semantic web framework and Clark & Parsia's Pellet OWL reasoner. Vitro itself is currently offered under the terms of the Open Source Initiative BSD License. Other terms may be possible; contact the Cornell Center for Technology Enterprise and Commercialization at 395 Pine Tree Road, Suite 310, Ithaca, NY 14850;; Tel: 607-254-4698; FAX: 607-254-5454 for a commercial license.

This page last modified 2 May 2011.