e-science and the semantic web: A symbiotic relationship


Goble, Carole, Corcho, Oscar, Alper, Pinar and De Roure, David (2006) e-science and the semantic web: A symbiotic relationship. In, Discovery Science 2006, Barcelona, Spain, Springer-Verlag, 1-12.

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e-Science is scientific investigation performed through distributed global collaborations between scientists and their resources, and the computing infrastructure that enables this. Scientific progress increasingly depends on pooling know-how and results; making connections between ideas, people, and data; and finding and reusing knowledge and resources generated by others in perhaps unintended ways. It is about harvesting and harnessing the “collective intelligence” of the scientific community. The Semantic Web is an extension of the current Web in which information is given well-defined meaning to facilitate sharing and reuse, better enabling computers and people to work in cooperation. Applying the Semantic Web paradigm to e-Science has the potential to bring significant benefits to scientific discovery. We identify the benefits of lightweight and heavyweight approaches, based on our experiences in the Life Sciences.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science
ePrint ID: 263624
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:07
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Further Information:Google Scholar
ISI Citation Count:2
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/263624

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