Journal of Biomedical Semantics addresses issues of semantic enrichment and semantic processing in the biomedical domain. The scope of the journal covers two main areas:
Infrastructure for biomedical semantics: focusing on semantic resources and repositories, meta-data management and resource description, knowledge representation and semantic frameworks, the Biomedical Semantic Web, and semantic interoperability.
Semantic mining, annotation, and analysis: focusing on approaches and applications of semantic resources; and tools for investigation, reasoning, prediction, and discoveries in biomedicine.
- Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann, University of Zurich
- Goran Nenadic, University of Manchester
This meeting report from the 3rd DBCLS BioHackathon examines how Semantic Web technologies can improve the quality and accessibility of life science research data on the Web.
Pooling annotated corpora does not improve concept extraction, prompting the authors to recommend standardized guidelines to facilitate pooling corpora across institutions.
The Ontology Pre Processor Language (OPPL) combined with the Galaxy framework allows automated ontology manipulations, leading to more advanced biological data analyses.
An ontology-based representation of the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) allows the analysis of both structured and narrative data, culminating in improved vaccine safety studies.
Resource Description Framework (RDF) can be employed to enable the analysis of genotype to phenotype associations from clinical data, thereby accurately identifying subjects with specific diseases.
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"With the ever increasing amount and heterogeneity of data that forms the ground for modern molecular biology, issues concerning the meaning of different data sets are more and more important. Therefore, it is very timely to have a journal that specifically focuses on this topic. I think that Journal of Biomedical Semantics has the potential to become the premier place to publish results in this area."
Mark A. Musen
Mark A. Musen is Director of the Stanford University Center for Biomedical Informatics Research, where he is Professor of Medicine and Computer Science.
"Journal of Biomedical Semantics provides a unique opportunity for scientific exploration at the intersection of semantic systems and biomedicine. The complexities of health, healthcare, and the life sciences often demand computational approaches that make knowledge about the domain and about problem-solving strategies explicit and declarative. Indeed, because computational solutions in biomedicine so often require detailed semantic modeling for their success, important advances in semantic systems seem to spring naturally from the pragmatics of work in this area."
Vaccine and drug ontology in the study of mechanism and effect (VDOSME)
Edited by: Dr Yongqun He, Dr Cui Tao, Dr Gully Burns, Dr Luca Toldo, Prof Darrell Abernethy
Published: 20 December 2012
Semantic technologies in healthcare and life sciences
Edited by: Dr Andrea Splendiani, Prof Jonas Almeida, Prof Joanne Luciano, Dr Albert Burger
Published: 17 December 2012
Last updated: 13 March 2013
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Volume 4 Suppl 1 (15 April 2013)
Long Beach, CA, USA. 13-14 July 2012