12 May 2014

Generating wikipedia semantic links from a pubmed-id

In "Building a biomedical semantic network in Wikipedia with Semantic Wiki Links" (Database . 2012 Mar 20;2012) Benjamin Good & al. introduced the Semantic Wiki Link (SWL):

An SWL is a hyperlink on Wikipedia that allows the editor to explicitly specify the type of relationship between the concept described on the page being edited and the concept that is being linked to (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:SWL). These SWLs are implemented using MediaWiki templates.
any programmer can now write computer programs to parse Wikipedia content for SWLs and import them into third-party tools (e.g. triplestores, etc.)
Example: Phospholamban:
The protein encoded by this gene is found as a pentamer and is a major substrate for the cAMP-dependent protein kinase ({{SWL|type=substrate_for|target=protein kinase A|label=PKA}}) in cardiac muscle.

Using Entrez-Ajax (Loman & al.) and the Wikipedia API, I wrote a HTML+JS interface to accelerate the creation of a semantic SWL wiki-text from a PUBMED-id:

and.. well, that's it,


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