Formerly a standalone application, the Vocabulary Integration Environment (VINE) tool has been completely rewritten as a web application and integrated in the MMI Ontology Registry and Repository (ORR). |
The VINE mapping builder allows to create and edit mappings between concepts and terms in multiple ontologies or controlled vocabularies. Mapping between controlled vocabularies in a given domain is essential to interoperability between different data systems in the domain. In other words, it is important to have a machine-readable way for a search computer to understand how terms are related (for example, if one term is equivalent to, more general than, or narrower than another term).