|SBOL Semantic is a language for representing and sharing information about standardized biological parts.
Synthetic Biology Open Language (SBOL) effort aims to standardize
methods of transferring information needed for the description of
standardized parts for Synthetic Biology.
To accomplish this goal in terms of data transfer over the network,
SBOL Semantic provides an implementation of the data model using W3C
Semantic Web standards.
The data model is encoded as an OWL-DL ontology.
This simple ontology allows for the description of data elements in
terms of Classes (i.e. Parts, Sequence Features, etc), the object
properties, relationships, between them (ie. [has]feature,
[has]annotation, etc) and data properties (i.e. name, author, short
The OWL definitions provide both structure and
definition for the data. Data encoded using OWL is provided in RDF/XML
syntax which allows the use of standard parsers and query languages to
access the encoded information. RDF/XML syntax may be parsed directly
from the file form, or can be accessed using a query protocol (i.e.
Read more about SBOL and Synthetic Biology here.