I was involved in a collaborative course at the University of Akron where we investigated how to facilitate user interaction with Julian F.V. Vincent’s BioMimetic Ontology (BMO). To accomplish this, we integrated the BMO with a semantic translation tool, the Engineering-to-Biology Thesaurus designed by Jacquelyn K.S. Nagel. Later, we developed a web-based user interface that allows the user to interact with both of these tools in ways that were previously impossible or difficult. See the PDF for more information!