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Contributing to GBOL

If you want to contribute to GBOL please follow the following instructions:

As most users do not have direct write access to the GBOL repository located here, a fork needs to be created. To create a fork follow the instructions here. In brief, click on the Fork button just below the header. Once the fork is created, clone the forked repository using the default git commands

git clone

Once the repository is cloned, the easiest way to view the ontology is through Protégé. Open the gbol-ontology.ttl file, which is inside the repository you just cloned with Protégé. Once open, click on Entities in the top bar of the window and then you should be able to see the owl:Thing class. Unfold it and more classes should appear. New classes can be added using the corresponding buttons and content can be changed by clicking twice on it.

Once you have finished the adjustments you can add the file to the git repository by using the following command from within the cloned directory:

git add gbol-ontology.ttl

Then write a message about the changes you made

git commit -m "expanded skos:definition for MiscFeature

And finalize by a push

git push

This should push your changes to your forked repository. From within gitlab a merge request can be performed if you think the changes you have made should be merged into the original ontology. More information about merge requests can be found here.