HCLSIG BioRDF Subgroup/Meetings/2010/03-22 Conference Call
- Date of Call: Monday March 22, 2010
- Time of Call: 11:00 am Eastern Time
- Dial-In #: +1.617.761.6200 (Cambridge, MA)
- Dial-In #: +33.4.89.06.34.99 (Nice, France)
- Dial-In #: +44.117.370.6152 (Bristol, UK)
- Participant Access Code: 4257 ("HCLS")
- IRC Channel: irc.w3.org port 6665 channel #HCLS (see W3C IRC page for details, or see Web IRC), Quick Start: Use http://www.mibbit.com/chat/?server=irc.w3.org:6665&channel=%23hcls for IRC access.
- Duration: ~1 hour
- Frequency: bi-weekly
- Convener: Kei Cheung
- Scribe: Kei Cheung
Chris Baker, Kei Cheung, Don Doherty, Satya Sahoo, Matthias Samwald
Rob Frost, Scott Marshall, Michael Miller, Jun Zhao
- Introduction [Kei]
- IPhone app demo [Don]
- Microarray use case -- RDF structure of genelist + experiment + provenance [All]
- Collaboration with sci. discourse based on the microarray use case [Sudeshna, Jun, Satya, Scott]
Chris Baker joined biordf call for the first time and gave an introduction.
He started sw projects including visual query interface at the Univ. of Concordia in Canada
He worked with Kei on the semantic web/life science book
He moved to Singapore and was involved in text mining projects and lipid ontology
The ontology has axioms and classes for representing lipid molecules
He is now a research chair in Univ. of New Brunswick, Canada
His group develops semantic web services to mark up lipid related abstracts
In addition, semantic assistant framework has been developed
Kei: it may be of interest to the group for Chris to present some of his work
Kei: thank Don for creating the wiki page
Kei: one suggestion -- add a link to allow people to download the iphone app presentation
Kei: iPhone app is a potentially interesting demo of semantic web query federation in the mobile context
Kei: What other sources/services are available for iphone app to potentially incorporate
Don: Gene lists can be incorporated to answer queries such as find disease related information about certain genes that are found differentially expressed in certain conditions.
Kei: we are working on the rdf representation of genelists. Once it’s done, such rdf-formatted genelists can be represented as linked data and loaded into triplestore (e.g., HCLS KB) so the iphone app client can access. We can work with Matthias on this.
Don: agree with the plan
Microarray use case
Kei: will work with Satya and Jun to take the RDF graph (drawn based on a few spreadsheet examples) and the initial RDF version created by Lena to create a more complete version.
Kei: this RDF format (named graph) may be used by the sci. discourse subtask.
Satya: will set up a skype call with Jun and Kei to get it going.
Next BioRDF call will take place in 2 weeks.