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dc.contributor.authorHasnain, Ali
dc.contributor.authorSana e Zainab, Syeda
dc.contributor.authorKamdar, Maulik
dc.contributor.authorMehmood, Qaiser
dc.contributor.authorDeus, Helena
dc.contributor.authorMehdi, Muntazir
dc.contributor.authorDecker, Stefan
dc.identifier.citationAli Hasnain, Syeda Sana e Zainab, Maulik R. Kamdar, Qaiser Mehmood, Claude N. Warren, Jr, Qurratal Ain Fatimah, Helena F. Deus, Muntazir Mehdi, and Stefan Decker (2014) A Roadmap for navigating the Life Sciences Linked Open Data Cloud Joint International Semantic Technology Conferenceen_US
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dc.description.abstractMultiple datasets that add high value to biomedical research have been exposed on the web as a part of the Life Sciences Linked Open Data (LSLOD) Cloud. The ability to easily navigate through these datasets is crucial for personalized medicine and the improvement of drug discovery process. However, navigating these multiple datasets is not trivial as most of these are only available as isolated SPARQL endpoints with very little vocabulary reuse. The content that is indexed through these endpoints is scarce, making the indexed dataset opaque for users. In this paper, we propose an approach for the creation of an active Linked Life Sciences Data Roadmap, a set of con gurable rules which can be used to discover links (roads) between biological entities (cities) in the LSLOD cloud. We have catalogued and linked concepts and properties from 137 public SPARQL endpoints. Our Roadmap is primarily used to dynamically assemble queries retrieving data from multiple SPARQL endpoints simultaneously. We also demonstrate its use in conjunction with other tools for selective SPARQL querying, semantic annotation of experimental datasets and the visualization of the LSLOD cloud. We have evaluated the performance of our approach in terms of the time taken and entity capture. Our approach, if generalized to encompass other domains, can be used for road-mapping the entire LOD cloud.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipScience Foundation Ireland - Grants # SFI/12/RC/2289 and SFI/08/CE/I1380 (Lion 2).en_US
dc.relation.ispartofJoint International Semantic Technology Conferenceen
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland
dc.subjectLinked Dataen_US
dc.subjectLife Sciencesen_US
dc.subjectSemantic Weben_US
dc.subjectQuery Federationen_US
dc.titleA Roadmap for navigating the Life Sciences Linked Open Data Clouden_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.local.contactSyed Muhammad Ali Hasnain, Deri, Ida Business Park, Lower Dangan, Galway. Email:

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