"The software giant last week made an open source
contribution to the Science Commons, described as a division of
Creative Commons that is incubating the adoption of semantic
scientific publishing through creation of a database of ontologies
and development of supporting technical standards and code. It
announced with Creative Commons at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology
Conference in San Jose, Calif., that it is releasing the Ontology
Add-in for Microsoft Office Word 2007, the "technology bridge" that
will enable authors to easily add scientific hyperlinks as semantic
annotations, drawn from those ontologies, to their documents and
"The vendor is making the source code for the Ontology Add-in
for Office Word 2007 available under the Open Source
Initiative-approved Microsoft Public License on CodePlex."
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