Introduction to the Semantic Web for Bioinformatics

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Semantic Web for Bioinformatics




A 4 Hour Tutorial



Tuesday August 23, 10 am


3

pm




NEW
Locat
ion

at:

Semantx Life Science, Suite
230, 330 Bear Hill Road, Waltham


Introduction to the Semantic Web for Bioinformatics



Biologists heavily use the web, but the web is geared much more toward human interaction than
automated processing. While the web gives biologists access to informatio
n, it does not allow them to
easily integrate different data sources or to incorporate additional analysis tools. The Semantic Web
addresses t
hese problems using ontologies, by intelligently
annotating web resources and by providing
reasoning and retrieval

facilities from heterogeneous sources.



This tutorial introduces the basic languages of the Semantic Web from the point of view of the life
sciences, especially bioinformatics. The objective is to cover the major web ontology languages, what
they mean an
d how they are used. The emphasis will be on pragmatic application issues.

The goal is for participants to have a
n

understanding of the Semantic Web sufficient for them to be able
to make decisions about whether and how to use the Semantic Web

to better a
chieve goals within their
organizations
.



Tutorial Leader Profile


Ken Baclawski is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Northeastern University. He is also
affiliated with the Division of Preventive Medicine of Brigham and Women’s Hospital at th
e Harvard
Medical School. His primary research area is formal ontologies, and he has been actively working in the
area of biomedical ontologies since 1992. He is co
-
founder of Jarg Corporation and
it’s
SemanTx Life
Sciences, Inc.

subsidiary.

Prof. Baclaws
ki has been active in the development of the Semantic Web
since it was first proposed; being part of the team that developed the DAML+OIL language, later
renamed the Web Ontology Language (OWL).



Prof. Baclawski and Prof. Tianhua Niu of the Harvard Medica
l School have written a book on the subject
of the tutorial, titled Ontologies for Bioinformatics. The book is scheduled to ship in September, 2005.




MIT PRESS Series: Computational Molecular Biology "
Ontologies for Bioinformatics
" Kenneth
Baclawski an
d Tianhua Niu
;

ISBN 0
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262
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02591
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4 7 x 9, 440 pp., 70 illus. $45.00/£29.95 (CLOTH)










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Tuesday August 23, 10 am


3 pm



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A light lunch is provided



Attendance fees will be applied toward the direct

cost of the lunch and meeting materials.





Checks are to be made out and mailed
to the event host

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Jarg Corporation


330 Bear Hill Road, Suite 230


Waltham, MA 02451