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mention of neuro-oriented SemWeb efforts at the PubMed Plus mtg going on today & tomorrow

From: William Bug <William.Bug@DrexelMed.edu>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 10:23:40 -0500
To: semantic-web@w3.org
Message-Id: <9942F0ED-5A5E-4603-9C20-F5C84E3888AA@DrexelMed.edu>
Hi All,

Eric Miller, John Wilbanks, Elizabeth Wu, myself, and approximately  
75 other experts in neuroinformatics and the neuroscience publishing  
community are at the Pub Med Plus meeting sponsored by the Society  
for Neuroscience, NIH Blueprint project, and the NeuroCommons/SC.

Floyd Bloom (venerable neuroscientist/neuroinformaticist and former  
managing editor of 'Science') just gave the plenary talk on the  
evolution of scientific publishing from the mid-17th century up to  
today, where he noted current worthy efforts in "new" forms of  
publishing and "promising starts".  Amongst those "new" efforts Floyd  
cited were the SWAN project, work by the Yale SenseLab group, the  
BIRNLex ontology, and the BMC Bioinformatics HCLS IG article Kei  
shepherded into publication last December.  I believe this  
recognition at this very important public meeting is worth noting, as  
Floyd is a senior neuroscientist who's been intimately involved with  
the publication of scientific information throughout the last 30  
years but has had no direct involvement either with the HCLS IG or  
any of the other cited groups, nor has he had any direct experience  
using Semantic Web technologies.

Kudos to all.


Bill Bug
Senior Research Analyst/Ontological Engineer

Laboratory for Bioimaging  & Anatomical Informatics
Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy
Drexel University College of Medicine
2900 Queen Lane
Philadelphia, PA    19129
215 991 8430 (ph)
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