Category Archives: HCLS

Maori Ito presents Enhanced search for life science databases with proposed schema.org extension

This week we’ll hear from Maori Ito (National Institute of Biomedical Innovation, Osaka) on schema.org extensions for biomedical databases, with an opportunity to discuss these in depth. Abstract: Lack of unified annotation makes it difficult to find specific information across … Continue reading

Publication of the “Ontology of Rhetorical Blocks” Interest Group Note

The W3C Semantic Web in Health Care and Life Sciences Interest Group (HCLS) has published the Ontology of Rhetorical Blocks (ORB) Interest Group Note. In the last the decade, the consistently growing number of scientific publishing spheres (journals, conferences, workshops, … Continue reading

Unveiling the W3C HCLSIG Charter

In early September, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) approved a new charter for its Health Care and Life Sciences Interest Group (HCLSIG), in which Michel Dumontier (Carleton University), Charlie Mead (NCI/CBIIT) and Vijay Bulusu (Pfizer) were selected as co-chairs. … Continue reading

ISWC Workshop on Semantic Web Applications in Scientific Discourse

The Health Care and Life Sciences Interest Group has had a workshop accepted at ISWC 2009 on Semantic Web Applications in Scientific Discourse. Scientific research is becoming both increasingly interdisciplinary, and dependent for dissemination on the Web. Yet the form … Continue reading

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W3C’s Health Care and Life Sciences Interest Group Drafts Show Power of Data Integration

The mission of the W3C Health Care and Life Sciences (HCLS) Interest Group is to show how to use Semantic Web technology to answer cross-disciplinary questions in life science that have, until now, been prohibitively difficult to research. Today the … Continue reading

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