Querying Phenotype-Genotype Associations across Multiple Knowledge Bases using Semantic Web Technologies
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Oya Deniz Beyan and Aftab Iqbal and Yasar Khan and Athos Antoniades and John Keane and Panagiotis Hasapis and Christos Georgousopoulos and Myrto Ioannidi and Stefan Decker and Ratnesh Sahay (2013) Querying Phenotype-Genotype Associations across Multiple Knowledge Bases using Semantic Web Technologies IEEE International Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering Chania, Greece,
Biomedical and genomic data are inherently heterogeneous and their recent proliferation over the Web has demanded innovative querying methods to help domain experts in their clinical and research studies. In this paper we present the use of Semantic Web technologies in querying diverse phenotype-genotype associations for supporting personalized medicine and potentially helping to discover new associations. Our initial results suggest that Semantic Web technologies has competitive advantages in extracting, consolidating and presenting phenotype-genotype associations that resides in various bioinformatics resources. The developed querying method could support researchers and medical professionals in discovering and utilizing information on published associations relating disease, treatment, adverse events and environmental factors to genetic markers from multiple repositories.