[open-science] HACKATHON-Semantic Web Identifiers for bioscience
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On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 8:08 PM, Matt Jones <jones at nceas.ucsb.edu> wrote:
> Hi Puneet,
> 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
> Matt Jones
> 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
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