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[protege-discussion] NCBO Webinar: Simon Jupp, Feb. 1 - Applying ontologies to biomedical data; views, rules and annotation tools

Trish Whetzel plwhetzel at
Mon Jan 30 07:24:12 PST 2012

The next NCBO Webinar will be presented by Simon Jupp from the European 
Bioinformatics Institute on "Applying ontologies to biomedical data; views, 
rules and annotation tools" at 10:00am PT, Wednesday, February 1.  Below is 
information on how to join the online meeting via WebEx and accompanying 
teleconference. For the full schedule of the NCBO Webinar presentations 

In this webinar we will present some of the issues and challenges we face 
in building a scalable, ontology based annotation platform. Annotating 
biological data with ontologies offers many exciting possibilities for data 
integration and analysis. The wealth of biomedical ontologies now available 
(5.5M terms in BioPortal alone) means it is becoming increasingly difficult 
to effectively organise and present relevant subsets of these ontologies to 
the various communities and applications that seek to exploit them. These 
issues range from simple concerns relating to which terms, labels or 
portions of hierarchy should be exposed, to more complicated issues such as 
exporting relevant logical subsets or modules from the ontologies.

In exploring how to build our annotation platform, we will discuss 
strategies for tailoring subsets of ontologies to specific types of data 
and show how these views can be utilised in external applications. We will 
also present some tools that help us reduce the ontology development 
bottleneck and enable the biologists to play a more active role in an 
ontology's evolution.

Simon Jupp is a bioinformatician working in the functional genomics group 
at the European Bioinformatics Institute. Simon has a special interest in 
the development of OWL ontologies and the Semantic Web. Simon previously 
worked on the EU SeaLife and e-LICO projects at the Bio-Health Informatics 
Group, University of Manchester, where his research was primarily focused 
on exploring Semantic Web technologies for the life sciences.  Simon has a 
bachelors degree in Biochemistry and a masters degree in Computer Science 
both from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

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