[open-science] HACKATHON-Semantic Web Identifiers for bioscience
jones at nceas.ucsb.edu
Fri Dec 2 20:08:59 UTC 2011
So are you at Macquarie University with Alroy's PaleoDB group? If so, you
might look up Josh Madin (http://acropora.bio.mq.edu.au/people/joshua-madin/)
who's on the faculty there at Macquarie, as he did a lot of work on
semantically annotating ecological data with our projects -- he used to be
at NCEAS -- and this involved building ontologies that reference biological
taxa. Its still an interest of ours on the Semtools (
http://semtools.ecoinformatics.org) and SONet (
http://sonet.ecoinformatics.org) projects. Josh wrote some good overview
papers on our work that might be relevant to you:
Madin, J., S. Bowers, M. Schildhauer, S. Krivov, D. Pennington, and F.
Villa. 2007. An ontology for describing and synthesizing ecological
observation data. Ecological Informatics 2:279-296. doi:
Madin, J. S., S. Bowers, M. P. Schildhauer, and M. B. Jones. 2008.
Advancing ecological research with ontologies. Trends in ecology &
evolution 23:159-68. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2007.11.007.
We're also looking for a semantics postdoc or maybe a semantics engineer
right now for SONet if you know anyone that might be right for this kind of
NCEAS, UC Santa Barbara
On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 10:53 AM, Puneet Kishor <punkish at eidesis.org> wrote:
> On Dec 2, 2011, at 1:46 PM, Matt Jones wrote:
> > Puneet --
> > Just some relevant pointers... ..
> > PS I was involved in discussions about paleodb.org when Alroy first
> > launched it at NCEAS; I'm happy to see its had such longevity and is
> > supporting such an effective open data community.
> > ..
> Thanks for the links Matt. I am learning a lot of new stuff (I am really a
> computers/semweb/REST kinda person) so I have miles to go in the taxonomy
> department, but I am looking forward to it.
> Alroy and others have done a fantastic job building and shepherding
> Paleodb, and its value is evident from the tremendous amount of research it
> has generated. I am glad to be supporting that work, while also think about
> how to add more value, offer more ways to access its information.
> Puneet Kishor http://punkish.org
> science http://earth-base.org
> advocacy http://creativecommons.org
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