HCLSIG/SWANSIOC/Meetings/2010-12-06 Conference Call

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  • Presentation by Gully Burns (USC/ISI) on KEfED

Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/gullyburns/kefed-introduction-1205102224


  • Focus is on knowledge engineering not ontology building
  • KEfED focuses on Experimental Design Model - elements of KEfED model include experiment information, data and interpretations
  • Captures relationship between dependent and independent variable and the interpretations from the data
  • Developed web-based tool that can aide in experimental design - for example a mouse is administered drugs and blood pressure is measured
  • Tool currently uses NCBO to find mapping of variables to ontologies, but plans are to embed ontology
  • Tool was built to support neuroscience which is under-supported by computational biology
  • Complex experiment can be modeled using the tool
  • A Flash component has been embedded in a Montana university database in collaboration with Science Commons, MSU and funded by MJFF & Kinetic Foundation
  • Allows researchers to build knowledge repository from their data. Funded to build Bioscholar, which enables PIs to create your own knowledgebase
  • Idea is to get simpler version of OBI but there are hooks into the more detailed ontological representations. No need to get Kefed ontology correct first time
  • Final goal is to get this compliant with Semantic Web standards.