Publication: The FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship

There is an urgent need to improve the infrastructure supporting the reuse of scholarly data. A diverse set of stakeholders—representing academia, industry, funding agencies, and scholarly publishers—have come together to design and jointly endorse a concise and measureable set of principles that we refer to as the FAIR Data Principles. The intent is that these Read more about Publication: The FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship[…]

Publication: On the formulation of performant SPARQL queries

The combination of the flexibility of RDF and the expressiveness of SPARQL provides a powerful mechanism to model, integrate and query data. However, these properties also mean that it is nontrivial to write performant SPARQL queries. Indeed, it is quite easy to create queries that tax even the most optimised triple stores. Currently, application developers Read more about Publication: On the formulation of performant SPARQL queries[…]

Publication: Querying neXtProt nanopublications and their value for insights on sequence variants and tissue expression

Understanding how genetic differences between individuals impact the regulation, expression, and ultimately function of proteins is an important step toward realizing the promise of personal medicine. There are several technical barriers hindering the transition of biological knowledge into the applications relevant to precision medicine. One important challenge for data integration is that new biological sequences Read more about Publication: Querying neXtProt nanopublications and their value for insights on sequence variants and tissue expression[…]

Publication: Applying Linked Data Approaches to Pharmacology: Architectural Decisions and Implementation

The discovery of new medicines requires pharmacologists to interact with a number of information sources ranging from tabular data to scientific papers, and other specialized formats. In this application report, we describe a linked data platform for integrating multiple pharmacology datasets that form the basis for several drug discovery applications. The functionality offered by the Read more about Publication: Applying Linked Data Approaches to Pharmacology: Architectural Decisions and Implementation[…]

Publication: Nanopublication Guidelines

This document describes the structure of nanopublications and offers guidelines in their composition, implementation and use. It was produced by members of the Concept Web Alliance (CWA), an open collaborative community that is actively addressing the challenges associated with the production, management, interoperability and analysis of unprecedented volumes of data. Paul Groth, Erik Schultes, Mark Read more about Publication: Nanopublication Guidelines[…]

Conference: ISWC 2013

ISWC 2013, The 12th International Semantic Web Conference, Sydney, Australia Paul Groth (VU University Amsterdam) and Carole Goble (University of Manchester) submitted a paper: Incorporating private and commercial data into an open linked data platform for drug discovery Alasdair Gray (Heriot-Watt University) gave a presentation for the ISWC 2013 Semantic Web In-Use track: Incorporating Commercial and Private Read more about Conference: ISWC 2013[…]

Conference: COLD 2013

COLD 2013, Fourth International Workshop on Consuming Linked Data, Sydney, Australia Alasdair Gray (Heriot-Watt University) gave a presentation: Including Co-referent URIs in a SPARQL Query, and a full paper with the same title was submitted

Publication: Provenance: An Introduction to PROV

The World Wide Web is now deeply intertwined with our lives, and has become a catalyst for a data deluge, making vast amounts of data available online, at a click of a button. With Web 2.0, users are no longer passive consumers, but active publishers and curators of data. Hence, from science to food manufacturing, Read more about Publication: Provenance: An Introduction to PROV[…]

Publication: Scientific Lenses over Linked Data: An approach to support task specific views of the data. A vision.

Within complex scientific domains such as pharmacology, operational equivalence between two concepts is often context-, user- and task-specific. Existing Linked Data integration procedures and equivalence services do not take the context and task of the user into account. We present a vision for enabling users to control the notion of operational equivalence by applying scientific lenses Read more about Publication: Scientific Lenses over Linked Data: An approach to support task specific views of the data. A vision.[…]

Publication: Theoretical and technological building blocks for an innovation accelerator

Modern science is a main driver of technological innovation. The efficiency of the scientific system is of key importance to ensure the competitiveness of a nation or region. However, the scientific system that we use today was devised centuries ago and is inadequate for our current ICT-based society: the peer review system encourages conservatism, journal Read more about Publication: Theoretical and technological building blocks for an innovation accelerator[…]

Announcing Open PHACTS Workshop at EuroQSAR 2012

EuroQSAR 2012 in Vienna Open PHACTS Workshop “Introducing Open PHACTS” Thursday 30 August, 13:30-14:45 Presenters : L. Harland, P. Groth, C. Lemmen, L. Wich, J. Mestres, V. de la Torre This workshop will publicly present the first results of the IMI project Open PHACTS, which is producing an open, integrated and sustainable knowledge resource for Read more about Announcing Open PHACTS Workshop at EuroQSAR 2012[…]