Two notable trends currently impacting biology curationare 1) the use of wikis to input, store, and disseminate research data and 2) the development of semantic technologies to facilitate higher-order data description and exploration. These separate developments, when brought together, have the potential to deliver on one promise of the "semantic web": structured, self-described data used to further scientific c research and analysis. The Semantic MediaWiki [5] extension, when used in conjunction with Semantic Forms [4], provides an avenue to create a semantically-driven, community-powered research platform on the web.

Year of Publication
Conference Name
4th International Workshop on Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences
Date Published
Dec 6-9, 2011
Conference Location
Univ. of London and the Wellcome Trust Collection Conference Center (London, UK)
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