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Towards a semantic foundation for bioinformatics

Towards a semantic foundation for bioinformatics

This video was recorded at 7th Extended Semantic Web Conference (ESWC), Heraklion 2010. With a two and half thousand year tradition logic is the best understood way of representing scientific knowledge. Only logic provides the semantic clarity necessary to ensure the comprehensibility, reproducibility, and free exchange of knowledge. The use of logic is also necessary to enable computers to play a full part in science [1]. The semantic web is transforming the dissemination of science by making for the first time making a large amount of scientific knowledge available expressed in logic. Bioinformatics is one of the undoubted successes stories of the semantic web, with bioinformatic knowledge making up a large percentage of the scientific semantic web. Many of the problems that make semantic... Show More

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