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Friday, March 27, 2009

OAI-ORE for chemistry

Carl Lagoze, The oreChem Project: Integrating Chemistry Scholarship with the Semantic Web, presented at WebSci'09: Society On-Line (Athens, March 18-20, 2009). (Thanks to Peter Murray-Rust.) Abstract:
The oreChem project is a collaboration between chemistry scholars and information scientists to develop and deploy the infrastructure, services, and applications to enable new models for research and dissemination of scholarly materials in the chemistry community. Although the focus of the project is chemistry, the work is being undertaken with an attention to general cyber infrastructure for eScience, thereby enabling the linkages among disciplines that are required to solve today’s key scientific challenges such as global warming. A key aspect of this work, and a core aim of this project, is the design and implementation of an interoperability infrastructure based on semantic Web principles that will allow chemistry scholars to share, reuse, manipulate, and enhance data that are located in repositories, databases, and Web services distributed across the network.