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NBIC PhD Course on Managing Life Science Information, Amsterdam Oct. 17 - 21, 28

From: M. Scott Marshall <mscottmarshall@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Oct 2011 00:56:59 +0200
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Semantic Web emphasis. Postdocs also welcome. Material borrowed from other
successful SemWeb tutorials and courses such as the SADI course. Bolstered
by experts such as Andrew Gibson, Katherine Wolstencroft, Erik Roos, Paul
Groth, Kristina Hettne, and Frank van Harmelen.
*NBIC PhD Course on Managing Life Science Information (2nd edition)*
Course coordinators: Marco Roos, M. Scott Marshall

*Date:* 17-21 October 2011  (one week of tutorials) and a final workshop on
Friday 28 October 2011 to discuss project results
*Location:* Science Park, Amsterdam
*Registration:* http://www.nbic.nl/education/nbic-phd-school/enrolment/
*Website: *

Did you ever suspect that the data that you need is somewhere but neither
discoverable nor accessible?
Have you ever produced valuable data that nobody can use anymore, including
Have you ever wondered how to create a federation of distributed data
If you do not want your data to end up in a data graveyard, and for many
other information management issues, we have organised a course for you.

In this course we will teach you methods to make data shareable and
You will learn how RDF and the 'Linked Data' principle works and how to:

   1. Apply linked data for 'meaningful' data integration
   2. Expose your local data (including relational databases) for use in
   other systems.
   3. Use Web Services to analyse data from anywhere.
   4. Apply text mining to link resources such as biobanks.
   5. Make human knowledge computable and associated with data.
   6. Make your data publishable artifacts for which you can get scientific
   7. Use tools such as MolGenis <http://www.molgenis.org/>,
   , SPARQL <http://www.w3.org/TR/sparql11-query/>,
   , SWObjects <http://tinyurl.com/swobjects-swat4ls>, NCBO's
   , Anni <http://www.biosemantics.org/index.php?page=anni-2-0>, LarKC
   Knowledge Collider) and SADI <http://sadiframework.org/>.
   8. Collaboratively solve an information management problem


Program* (tentative)
Introduction by leading Semantic Web expert Prof. Dr. Frank van Harmelen;
Hands-on with RDF and SPARQL (M. Scott Marshall)

RDF, Minimal information models, and exposing data from local databases (M.
Scott Marshall); hands-on with MolGenis (Erik Roos)

Data integration with Web Services (Katherine Wolstencroft); Hands-on with
Taverna (Katherine Wolstencroft)

Knowledge management and nano-publication (Andrew Gibson); Hands-on
federated queries with SWObjects (M. Scott Marshall)

Text mining for linking biobanks and hands-on with Anni (Marco Roos,
Kristina Hettne); Hands-on with LarKC (Paul Groth); DRINKS!!!
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