15 March 2006

SciFOAF cited at 4th International Semantic Web Conference

SciFOAF was cited at the 4th International Semantic Web Conference. SciFOAF is a tool that helps building FOAF profiles from pubmed.

Using the Semantic Web for e-Science: Inspiration, Incubation, Irritation by Carole Goble [abstract]

(...)Genuine “Semantic WEB” examples, with the emphasis on Web, are also starting to appear. SciFOAF builds a FOAF community mined from the analysis of authors and publications over PubMed (http://www.urbigene.com/foaf/). Scientific publishers like the Institute of Physics (http://syndication.iop.org/), publish RSS feeds in RDF using standard RSS, Dublin Core and PRISM RDF vocabularies. The Uniprot protein sequence database has an experimental publication of results in RDF (http://www.isb-sib.ch/~ejain/rdf/). YeastHub converts the outputs of a variety of databases into RDF and combines them in a warehouse built over a native RDF data store. BioDASH is an experimental Drug Development Dashboard that uses RDF and OWL to associate disease, compounds, drug progression stages, molecular biology, and pathway knowledge for a team of users.
These examples should be an inspiration to the Semantic Web community.(...)

Thanks for the citation Dr Goble, but can you explain me why my paper was refused by Bioinformatics :-) ?

There was also an interesting note about semantic-web and computer performance:

(...)Performance over medium-large RDF datasets is disappointing – the CombeChem combinatorial chemistry project generated 80 million triples trivially and broke most of the triple stores it tried (www.combechem.org)...


Anonymous said...

Typo alert: www.isbsib.ch should be www.isb-sib.ch :-)

Kevin Leversee at gmail.com said...

Great work. About the science social network post---

They should link, mash and interact with as many communities of interest.

We find a lot of people are very ego centric when it comes to community. It is all about "me, their brand, their technology etc"

well as you know its an ecosystem, try to understand the whole- not just your concept of your brand and you may become relevant to users.

Anyway social science, usability, designing social interface design in itterative steps helps... good work on the foaf stuff.