Ontologies
BIODIVTHES
Biodiversity Thesaurus (BIODIVTHES)
SKOS
Last submission date September 27, 2022

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This bilingual thesaurus organizes the key concepts of biodiversity sciences, in their basic and applied ecological components. It uses polyhierarchy and includes 818 reciprocal associative relationships. The 1654 French and English descriptors (designating 827 concepts) are enriched with a large number of synonyms (1860) and hidden variants (7020) in both languages. Concepts are grouped into 82 collections, by semantic categories, thematic fields and EBV classes (Essential Biodiversity Variables). Definitions are given with their sources. It could be utilized as a controlled vocabulary to enrich metadata of biodiversity data portals, enhancing semantic interoperability. It aims to extend (via narrower concepts, and synonyms) generic environmental science thesauri/ontologies., Ce thésaurus entièrement bilingue organise les concepts clés des sciences de la biodiversité, dans leurs composantes écologiques fondamentales et appliquées. Il utilise la polyhiérarchie et comprend 818 relations associatives réciproques. Les 1654 descripteurs français et anglais (désignant 827 concepts) sont accompagnés d'un grand nombre de synonymes (1860) et de variantes cachées (7020) dans les 2 langues. Les concepts sont regroupés en 82 collections, par catégories sémantiques, domaines thématiques et classes de VEB (variables essentielles de biodiversité). Les définitions sont données avec leurs sources. Cette ressource est alignée sur les thésaurus internationaux AGROVOC, GEMET (GEneral Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus) et EnvThes (Environmental Thesaurus), ainsi que sur l'ontologie ENVO (Environment Ontology)., thematic fields and EBV classes (Essential Biodiversity Variables). Definitions are given with their sources. This resource is aligned with the international thesauri AGROVOC, GEMET (GEneral Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus) and EnvThes (Environmental Thesaurus), as well as with the ontology ENVO (Environment Ontology). See more...
Initial created on January 1, 2015. For additional information, contact Biodiversity Thesaurus Contact (contact-terminologietal@inist.fr) and Dominique Vachez (dovachez@outlook.fr).

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biodiversity
ecology

Categories and subjects

Natural Resources, Earth and Environment
Biodiversity and Ecology
Ecology
Environmental sciences
ecology, environmental sciences


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http://data.loterre.fr/ark:/67375/BLH
http://data.loterre.fr/ark:/67375/BLH
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http://data.loterre.fr/ark:/67375/BLH/2.1
http://data.loterre.fr/ark:/67375/BLH/2.1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.13143/lotr.4647
http://dx.doi.org/10.13143/lotr.4647
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https://agroportal.lirmm.fr/ontologies/BIODIVTHES
https://agroportal.lirmm.fr/ontologies/BIODIVTHES
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