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Re: Towards a cyberinfrastructure for the biological sciences: progress, visions and challenges

From: Kei Cheung <kei.cheung@yale.edu>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 09:27:16 -0400
Message-ID: <48AC1BB4.3040305@yale.edu>
To: Matthias Samwald <samwald@gmx.at>
CC: public-semweb-lifesci <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>

Matthias Samwald wrote:

> Kei Cheung wrote:
>> Also, it's interesting to see scientific workflows can be published 
>> via Wiki (e.g., myExperiment).
> But as far as I know, myExperiment does not allow editing the actual 
> workflows online, you can only upload and visualize workflow files 
> that have been created on the client-side. I guess that still poses a 
> significant hindrance to realizing the 'anyone can edit' philosophy of 
> classic wikis. In this regard, fully server-sided systems such as the 
> well known Yahoo Pipes or the quickly maturing Semantic Web Pipes [1] 
> might be the way to go.
> Regarding the article, it will probably seem a bit puzzling to many 
> people on this mailing list that Lincoln Stein writes
> "To my knowledge, there is currently only one project that aims to 
> bring the pure semantic web to biomedical research. That project is 
> the Simple Semantic Web Architecture and Protocol (SSWAP30)"
> It's nice that Nature allows the community to add descriptions about 
> our various projects on the wiki page associated with the article [2]; 
> unfortunately, though, most readers of the original article will 
> probably not have a look at that wiki.

Nature seems to allow one to write correspondence (1 page) to comment 
about matters arising from research papers. See:


This might be a way a get a Nature publication :-) .



> [1] http://pipes.deri.org/
> [2] http://nrgwiki.nature.com/cyberinfrastructureforbiology/show/HomePage
> Cheers,
> Matthias Samwald
> DERI Galway, Ireland // Semantic Web Company, Vienna
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