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Task proposal: Distributed self-publishing of experiments

From: AJ Chen <canovaj@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 8 May 2006 22:53:13 -0700
Message-ID: <70055a110605082253j17fd4d8q49e528e732c1944@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
I'm very excited about the vision described in the Knowledge Cycle task
force. It's my believe that the semantic web technologies will eventually
empower individual researchers to share and exchange research information in
new way that was not possible before. I would like to propose a specific
task that could be implemented in a short period of time.

Proposed task: Distributed self-publishing of experiments


   1. Ontology for publishing projects and experiments.  There are some
   domain-specific ontologies, such as microarray experiment ontology, already
   existed today.  This task is intended to develop a general purpose
   ontology for describing projects and experiments in such a way that search
   and comparison of components of experiments is possible.
   2. A test data set that built from publicly available experiment
   information.  Ideally, if we can get a dozen labs to participate in,
   we can also include real time experiment information from distributed
   3. A demo server for aggregating experiments from distributed sources
   (i.e. research labs) that have their experiments published in RDF
   format using the ontology developed by this task.
   4. A semantic search engine for searching and comparing projects and

 Use cases:

   1. Any individual researcher can publish his or her project and
   experiment in RDF format. Because data in such format can be searched by
   semantic web search engine, it offers a new channel for data sharing that
   will accelerate scientific discovery as well as increase researchers'
   2. Anyone can search for projects and experiments at various property
   levels. Compared to traditional literature search, this semantic search
   engine will provide much more relevant information.

 Requirements: The task requires at least one person experienced in
designing/developing ontology and one person to implement the RDF data store
and search engine. I would be interested in doing implementation.

Welcome any comments.

AJ Chen, PhD

Bioinformatics Software Developer
Received on Tuesday, 9 May 2006 05:53:19 UTC

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