Volume 10 Supplement 10

Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences, 2008


Edited by Albert Burger, Paolo Romano, Adrian Paschke and Andrea Splendiani

Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences, 2008.

Edinburgh, UK

28 November 2008

  1. Research

    Semantic web data warehousing for caGrid

    The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is developing caGrid as a means for sharing cancer-related data and services. As more data sets become available on caGrid, we need effective ways of accessing and integrati...

    James P McCusker, Joshua A Phillips, Alejandra González Beltrán, Anthony Finkelstein and Michael Krauthammer

    BMC Bioinformatics 2009 10(Suppl 10):S2

    Published on: 1 October 2009

  2. Research

    KA-SB: from data integration to large scale reasoning

    The analysis of information in the biological domain is usually focused on the analysis of data from single on-line data sources. Unfortunately, studying a biological process requires having access to disperse...

    María del Mar Roldán-García, Ismael Navas-Delgado, Amine Kerzazi, Othmane Chniber, Joaquín Molina-Castro and José F Aldana-Montes

    BMC Bioinformatics 2009 10(Suppl 10):S5

    Published on: 1 October 2009

  3. Research

    Service-based analysis of biological pathways

    Computer-based pathway discovery is concerned with two important objectives: pathway identification and analysis. Conventional mining and modeling approaches aimed at pathway discovery are often effective at a...

    George Zheng and Athman Bouguettaya

    BMC Bioinformatics 2009 10(Suppl 10):S6

    Published on: 1 October 2009

  4. Research

    GoWeb: a semantic search engine for the life science web

    Current search engines are keyword-based. Semantic technologies promise a next generation of semantic search engines, which will be able to answer questions. Current approaches either apply natural language pr...

    Heiko Dietze and Michael Schroeder

    BMC Bioinformatics 2009 10(Suppl 10):S7

    Published on: 1 October 2009

  5. Research

    Bio-jETI: a framework for semantics-based service composition

    The development of bioinformatics databases, algorithms, and tools throughout the last years has lead to a highly distributed world of bioinformatics services. Without adequate management and development suppo...

    Anna-Lena Lamprecht, Tiziana Margaria and Bernhard Steffen

    BMC Bioinformatics 2009 10(Suppl 10):S8

    Published on: 1 October 2009

  6. Research

    Structuring and extracting knowledge for the support of hypothesis generation in molecular biology

    Hypothesis generation in molecular and cellular biology is an empirical process in which knowledge derived from prior experiments is distilled into a comprehensible model. The requirement of automated support ...

    Marco Roos, M Scott Marshall, Andrew P Gibson, Martijn Schuemie, Edgar Meij, Sophia Katrenko, Willem Robert van Hage, Konstantinos Krommydas and Pieter W Adriaans

    BMC Bioinformatics 2009 10(Suppl 10):S9

    Published on: 1 October 2009

  7. Research

    A journey to Semantic Web query federation in the life sciences

    As interest in adopting the Semantic Web in the biomedical domain continues to grow, Semantic Web technology has been evolving and maturing. A variety of technological approaches including triplestore technolo...

    Kei-Hoi Cheung, H Robert Frost, M Scott Marshall, Eric Prud'hommeaux, Matthias Samwald, Jun Zhao and Adrian Paschke

    BMC Bioinformatics 2009 10(Suppl 10):S10

    Published on: 1 October 2009

  8. Research

    BioGateway: a semantic systems biology tool for the life sciences

    Life scientists need help in coping with the plethora of fast growing and scattered knowledge resources. Ideally, this knowledge should be integrated in a form that allows them to pose complex questions that a...

    Erick Antezana, Ward Blondé, Mikel Egaña, Alistair Rutherford, Robert Stevens, Bernard De Baets, Vladimir Mironov and Martin Kuiper

    BMC Bioinformatics 2009 10(Suppl 10):S11

    Published on: 1 October 2009

  9. Research

    Knowledge-driven enhancements for task composition in bioinformatics

    A key application area of semantic technologies is the fast-developing field of bioinformatics. Sealife was a project within this field with the aim of creating semantics-based web browsing capabilities for th...

    Karen Sutherland, Kenneth McLeod, Gus Ferguson and Albert Burger

    BMC Bioinformatics 2009 10(Suppl 10):S12

    Published on: 1 October 2009

  10. Research

    OGO: an ontological approach for integrating knowledge about orthology

    There exist several information resources about orthology of genes and proteins, and there are also systems for querying those resources in an integrated way. However, caveats with current approaches include l...

    Jose Antonio Miñarro-Gimenez, Marisa Madrid and Jesualdo Tomas Fernandez-Breis

    BMC Bioinformatics 2009 10(Suppl 10):S13

    Published on: 1 October 2009

  11. Research

    A user-centred evaluation framework for the Sealife semantic web browsers

    Semantically-enriched browsing has enhanced the browsing experience by providing contextualised dynamically generated Web content, and quicker access to searched-for information. However, adoption of Semantic ...

    Helen Oliver, Gayo Diallo, Ed de Quincey, Dimitra Alexopoulou, Bianca Habermann, Patty Kostkova, Michael Schroeder, Simon Jupp, Khaled Khelif, Robert Stevens, Gawesh Jawaheer and Gemma Madle

    BMC Bioinformatics 2009 10(Suppl 10):S14

    Published on: 1 October 2009