SemBOWSER - Semantic Biological Web Services Registry

TitleSemBOWSER - Semantic Biological Web Services Registry
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsWilliam York, Amit Sheth, B. Hunter, Satya S. Sahoo
Keywordsbiomedical glycomics, ProPreO ontology, Semantic Web Services, SemBOWSER registry, service-level semantic annotation, Web services registry, WSDL-S

There are now more than a thousand Web Services [22] offering access to disparate biological resources namely data and computational tools. It is extremely difficult for biological researchers to search in a Web Services (WS) registry for a relevant WS using the standard (primarily computational) descriptions used to describe it. Semantic Biological Web Services Registry (SemBOWSER) is an ontology-based implementation of the UDDI specification, which enables, at present, glycoproteomics researchers to publish, search and discover WS using semantic, service-level, descriptive domain keywords . SemBOWSER classifies a WS along two dimensions- the task they implement and the domain they are associated with. Each published WS is associated with the relevant ProPreO (comprehensive process ontology for glycoproteomics experimental lifecycle) ontology-based kej^words (implemented as part of the registry). A researcher, in turn, can search for relevant WS using only the descriptive kej^words, part of their everyday working lexicon. This intuitive search is underpinned by the ProPreO ontology, thereby making use of the inherent advantages of a semantic search, as compared to a purely syntactic search, namely disambiguation and use of named relationships between concepts. SemBOWSER is part of the glycoproteomics web portal 'Stargate'.

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Satya Sanket Sahoo, Amit P. Sheth, Blake Hunter, and William S. York, 'SemBOWSER-Semantic Biological Web Services Registry,'in Semantic Web: Revolutionizing Knowledge Discovery in the Life Sciences, Christopher J.O. Baker and Kei-Hoi Cheung (Eds.), New York: Springer, 2007, pp. 317-340.
pages: pp. 317-340
publisher: New York: Springer
year: 2006
hasEditor: Christopher J.O. Baker
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hasBookTitle: Semantic Web: Revolutionizing Knowledge Discovery in the Life Sciences