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Announce: English Reasoning over a Drug Interaction Database

From: Adrian Walker <adriandwalker@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 13:18:03 -0500
Message-ID: <1e89d6a40711261018w43553f4av56f99a1cdec1ea5@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
Cc: "Alan Ruttenberg" <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>
Hi All --

Alan Ruttenberg kindly pointed out that there is a wealth of data about
drugs and their interactions in a database known as DrugDB [1].

There is indeed a wealth of data there, but it can be hard to use.

This is to announce an English reasoner that runs over DrugDB .  You can use
it to write rules in open vocabulary English using a browser.  You can then
run the rules, again using a browser, and get English explanations of the
results.  From the rules, the system automatically generates and runs SQL
that would be too complex to write reliably by hand.

So, this is in some ways similar to other user interfaces to databases,
except that it is not hard coded.  It's not only a user interface,  but also
an _author_ interface that you can use to add knowledge about questions you
would like answered.

To see how this works with some rules already provided, please view the
presentation at [2].

We hope that you will also use the system to add knowledge about how to use
DrugDB , and about other data too.  To get started, please view [2], then go
to www.reengineeringllc.com .  Shared use of the system is free.

All comments will be gratefully received, and will be answered as best we

            -- Adrian

[1]  http://www.e-mds.com/solutions/drug_database/drugdb.html

[2]  http://www.reengineeringllc.com/ibldrugdbdemo1.htm

Internet Business Logic
A Wiki and SOA Endpoint for Executable Open Vocabulary English
Online at www.reengineeringllc.com    Shared use is free

Adrian Walker
Received on Monday, 26 November 2007 18:18:17 UTC

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