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[protege-discussion] REMINDER: SPECIAL NCBO Seminar Series - Meeting Info for Wed, June 10!

Shauna Bella Kanel skanel at
Tue Jun 9 14:16:26 PDT 2009

REMINDER: SPECIAL NCBO Seminar Series - Meeting Info for Wed, June 10! Hello All! 

The next NCBO Seminar Series is a special session and will be held at a special time: Wednesday, June 10 th, at 11am PDT. The semina r will be presented by Mark Wilkinson , Principal Investigator of the iCAPTURE Centre. The title of the presentation has changed, and will be “ SADI & CardioSHARE - a new perspective on Semantic Web Services ”. 

Below is Information on how to join this week’s online meeting and accompanying teleconference. Please note there will not be a VOIP option, and attendees must call into the teleconference. 

For more information about the series, please visit the Seminar Series home page: . To receive information on or to join any future meetings, or if you have any questions, please contact me at skanel at . 

This series aims to showcase new projects, technologies and ideas in biomedical ontology by featuring the work of a different collaborator each session. It is a webinar held online, and as such is open to anyone interested, regardless of location or affiliation. The sponsoring organization, the National Center for Biomedical Ontology ( ), is a consortium of leading biologists, clinicians, informaticians, and ontologists who develop innovative technology and methods allowing scientists to create, disseminate, and manage biomedical information and knowledge in machine-processable form. 

We hope to see you there. 

Title: SADI & CardioSHARE - a new perspective on Semantic Web Services 

Abstract: The "Deep Web" is a term used to refer to all of the data on the Internet 
that is hidden behind interfaces and/or generated by analytical 
algorithms, and is therefore inaccessible to search engines. The quantity 
of data in the Deep Web is estimated to be several orders of magnitude 
greater than that on the surface Web, and it is therefore critical that we 
carefully consider how to make these resources available as we attempt to 
build the Semantic Web for healthcare and life sciences. Our experiences 
running the BioMoby project have taught us a great deal about the nature 
and behaviours of Semantic Web Services in the bioinformatics space. We 
have now applied this experience to a new Semantic Web Service framework - 
SADI (Semantic Automated Discovery and Integration) - which attempts to 
expose Deep Web data in a straightforward, standards-compliant manner. 
SADI does not define any new technologies, message structures or 
ontologies; it merely circumscribes a set of recommended practices for 
bioinformatics service providers that result in highly interoperable 
behaviours between disparate resources on the Semantic Web. In this talk 
I will present the rationale behind the SADI middleware, and show its 
interoperable behaviours through demonstrations of two very different 
client applications. Finally, I will introduce the CardioSHARE project, 
where OWL-DL ontologies are used to drive the discovery of cardiovascular 
data and analytical tools on the Semantic Web via the SADI framework. 
CardioSHARE demonstrates the significant additional power obtained through 
defining ontological classes based on their properties rather than 
asserted IS-A hierarchies; we hope that such demonstrations will provide 
incentive for the community to move toward these richer ontological 

Topic: NCBO Seminar Series 
Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 
Time: 11:00 am , Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00) 
Meeting Number: 925 688 613 
Meeting Password: ncbomeeting 

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Shauna B. Kanel 
Communications Coordinator & Web Editor 
Stanford University 
Division of Biomedical Informatics Research (BMIR) 
National Center for Biomedical Ontology (NCBO) 

Medical School Office Building, Room X-217 
251 Campus Drive | Stanford, CA 94305-5101 
(650) 736-0786 
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