Semantic Web: Revolutionizing Knowledge Discovery in the Life Sciences / Edition 1

Semantic Web: Revolutionizing Knowledge Discovery in the Life Sciences / Edition 1

by Christopher J. O. Baker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387484361

ISBN-13: 9780387484365

Pub. Date: 12/04/2006

Publisher: Springer US

The Semantic Web provides a common framework that allows data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries. Advanced Semantic Web technologies are now enabling a wide range of tasks of central importance to the management of life science information. This book introduces these technologies to life science and bioinformatics

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Overview

The Semantic Web provides a common framework that allows data to be shared and reused across application, enterprise, and community boundaries. Advanced Semantic Web technologies are now enabling a wide range of tasks of central importance to the management of life science information. This book introduces these technologies to life science and bioinformatics professionals, illustrating their utility and highlighting their implementation in biological, medical and clinical scenarios. In six parts the book covers the topics of database and literature integration, knowledge representation, knowledge visualization, the utilization of formal knowledge representations, and access to distributed knowledge. The factors impacting on the establishment of the semantic web in life science and the legal challenges that will impact on its proliferation are addressed in the concluding part.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387484365
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
12/04/2006
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
446
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Part I: Database and Literature Integration.- Semantic Web Approach to Database Integration in the Life Sciences.- Querying Semantic Web Contents.- Knowledge Acquisition from the Biomedical Literature.- Part II: Biological Ontologies - Clinical Ontologies for Discovery Applications.- Ontology Engineering for Biological Applications.- The Evaluation of Ontologies: Toward Improved Semantic Interoperability.- OWL for the Novice: A Logical Perspective.- PART III: Ontology Visualization.- Techniques for Ontology Visualization.- On Visualization of OWL Ontologies.- PART IV: Ontologies in Action.- Applying OWL Reasoning to Genomics.- Can Semantic Web Technologies Enable Translational Medicine?.- Ontology Design for Biomedical Text Mining.- PART V: Using Distributed Knowledge.- SemBOWSER Semantic Biological Web Services Registry.- Agent Technologies in the Life Sciences.- Knowledge Discovery for Biology with Taverna.- PART VI: On the Success of Semantic Web in the Life Sciences.- Factors Influencing the Adoption of the Semantic Web in the Life Sciences.- Semantic Web Standards: Legal and Social Issues and Implications.

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