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RE: Evidence of Significance of Semantic Web for Life Sciences

From: Michael Miller <Michael.Miller@systemsbiology.org>
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2011 07:25:46 -0800
Message-ID: <f91441bafab5142d8e41f462272d7dba@mail.gmail.com>
To: Joanne Luciano <jluciano@gmail.com>, Oliver Ruebenacker <curoli@gmail.com>
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>, "\"eScience\"" <TW-ESCIENCE-L@lists.rpi.edu>, tw-hcls@cs.rpi.edu
hi joanne,

interesting article.  but do they use RDF?  i don't have a subscription so
couldn't read more than the abstract but my impression was that they used
a general network model, not an RDF graph.

cheers,
michael

Michael Miller
Software Engineer
Institute for Systems Biology

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joanne Luciano [mailto:jluciano@gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, December 22, 2011 7:23 PM
> To: Oliver Ruebenacker
> Cc: public-semweb-lifesci; "eScience"; tw-hcls@cs.rpi.edu
> Subject: Re: Evidence of Significance of Semantic Web for Life Sciences
>
> This if interest in science news:
> http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/337088/title/Network_analysi
> s_predicts_drug_side_effects
>
> Sent from my iPad 2
>
> On Dec 21, 2011, at 11:39, Oliver Ruebenacker <curoli@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >     Hello,
> >
> >  I am looking for evidence I can quote to convince non-experts of the
> > significance of applying Semantic Web to biomedical research,
> > especially computational cell biology.
> >
> >  I need a recorded public statement from a source recognizable as
> > authoritative to a non-expert: e.g. could be from a relevant
> > government agency, a well-known research institution (including major
> > grad schools and companies), a well-known (i.e. well-known outside
> the
> > field) expert, some one where a brief look at the biography
> > immediately suggests he or she is an authority, some one quoted in
> > major media, etc.
> >
> >  Significance could mean abstract things like advancing science and
> > health care, but even better would be tangible things like: saves
> > lives, saves money, cures cancer/malaria/AIDS, creates jobs, etc.
> >
> >  Thanks a lot!
> >
> >     Take care
> >     Oliver
> >
> > --
> > Oliver Ruebenacker, Computational Cell Biologist
> > Virtual Cell (http://vcell.org)
> > SBPAX: Turning Bio Knowledge into Math Models (http://www.sbpax.org)
> > http://www.oliver.curiousworld.org
> >
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