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Journal of Biomedical Semantics

Featured Article: OpenBiodiv-O: ontology of the OpenBiodiv knowledge management system

Extracting information and knowledge discovery from research in the fields of biodiversity and biological taxonomy is a semantic challenge with  important applications. In this article, the authors introduce OpenBiodiv-O, an ontology that bridges the gap between scholarly biodiversity publishing and biological taxonomy - enabling the creation of the OpenBiodiv Knowledge Management System. 


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    Authors: Asan Agibetov, Ernesto Jiménez-Ruiz, Marta Ondrésik, Alessandro Solimando, Imon Banerjee, Giovanna Guerrini, Chiara E. Catalano, Joaquim M. Oliveira, Giuseppe Patanè, Rui L. Reis and Michela Spagnuolo

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Dietrich Rebholz-Schuhmann, National University of Ireland, Ireland
Goran Nenadic, University of Manchester, UK

Aims and scope

Journal of Biomedical Semantics addresses issues of semantic enrichment and semantic processing in the biomedical domain. The scope of the journal covers two main areas:

Infrastructure for biomedical semantics: focusing on semantic resources and repositories, meta-data management and resource description, knowledge representation and semantic frameworks, the Biomedical Semantic Web, and semantic interoperability.

Semantic mining, annotation, and analysis: focusing on approaches and applications of semantic resources; and tools for investigation, reasoning, prediction, and discoveries in biomedicine.

Featured series: BioOntologies SIG

In time for this year's meeting at ISMB, please check out our collection of articles based on last year's meeting. Edited by Karin Verspoor and Anika Oellrich.

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