BioHackathon series in 2011 and 2012

penetration of ontology and linked data in life science domains

Toshiaki Katayama*, Mark D. Wilkinson, Kiyoko F. Aoki-Kinoshita, Shuichi Kawashima, Yasunori Yamamoto, Atsuko Yamaguchi, Shinobu Okamoto, Shin Kawano, Jin Dong Kim, Yue Wang, Hongyan Wu, Yoshinobu Kano, Hiromasa Ono, Hidemasa Bono, Simon Kocbek, Jan Aerts, Yukie Akune, Erick Antezana, Kazuharu Arakawa, Bruno Aranda & 65 others Joachim Baran, Jerven Bolleman, Raoul J.P. Bonnal, Pier Luigi Buttigieg, Matthew P. Campbell, Yi An Chen, Hirokazu Chiba, Peter J.A. Cock, K. Bretonnel Cohen, Alexandru Constantin, Geraint Duck, Michel Dumontier, Takatomo Fujisawa, Toyofumi Fujiwara, Naohisa Goto, Robert Hoehndorf, Yoshinobu Igarashi, Hidetoshi Itaya, Maori Ito, Wataru Iwasaki, Matúš Kalaš, Takeo Katoda, Taehong Kim, Anna Kokubu, Yusuke Komiyama, Masaaki Kotera, Camille Laibe, Hilmar Lapp, Thomas Lütteke, M. Scott Marshall, Takaaki Mori, Hiroshi Mori, Mizuki Morita, Katsuhiko Murakami, Mitsuteru Nakao, Hisashi Narimatsu, Hiroyo Nishide, Yosuke Nishimura, Johan Nystrom-Persson, Soichi Ogishima, Yasunobu Okamura, Shujiro Okuda, Kazuki Oshita, Nicki H. Packer, Pjotr Prins, Rene Ranzinger, Philippe Rocca-Serra, Susanna Sansone, Hiromichi Sawaki, Sung Ho Shin, Andrea Splendiani, Francesco Strozzi, Shu Tadaka, Philip Toukach, Ikuo Uchiyama, Masahito Umezaki, Rutger Vos, Patricia L. Whetzel, Issaku Yamada, Chisato Yamasaki, Riu Yamashita, William S. York, Christian M. Zmasek, Shoko Kawamoto, Toshihisa Takagi

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    Abstract

    The application of semantic technologies to the integration of biological data and the interoperability of bioinformatics analysis and visualization tools has been the common theme of a series of annual BioHackathons hosted in Japan for the past five years. Here we provide a review of the activities and outcomes from the BioHackathons held in 2011 in Kyoto and 2012 in Toyama. In order to efficiently implement semantic technologies in the life sciences, participants formed various sub-groups and worked on the following topics: Resource Description Framework (RDF) models for specific domains, text mining of the literature, ontology development, essential metadata for biological databases, platforms to enable efficient Semantic Web technology development and interoperability, and the development of applications for Semantic Web data. In this review, we briefly introduce the themes covered by these sub-groups. The observations made, conclusions drawn, and software development projects that emerged from these activities are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number5
    Pages (from-to)1-13
    Number of pages13
    JournalJournal of Biomedical Semantics
    Volume5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2014

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