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The value of the semantic web in the laboratory

Frey, Jeremy G. (2009) The value of the semantic web in the laboratory Drug Discovery Today, 14, (11-12), pp. 522-561. (doi:10.1016/j.drudis.2009.03.007).

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The Semantic Web is beginning to impact on the wider chemical and physical sciences, beyond the earlier adopted bio-informatics. While useful in large-scale data driven science with automated processing, these technologies can also help integrate the work of smaller scale laboratories producing diverse data.

The semantics aid the discovery, reliable re-use of data, provide improved provenance and facilitate automated processing by increased resilience to changes in presentation and reduced ambiguity. The Semantic Web, its tools and collections are not yet competitive with well-established solutions to current problems.

It is in the reduced cost of instituting solutions to new problems that the versatility of Semantic Web-enabled data and resources will make their mark once the more general-purpose tools are more available.

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Published date: June 2009
Keywords: semantic web, chemistry laboratory, electronic laboratory notebooks


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Last modified: 24 Jul 2017 16:42

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