Wednesday, February 25, 2009

RDF for chemistry

C-SHALS 2009 (Conference on Semantics in Healthcare and Life Sciences) has just started, and has coverage in a blog and in a FriendFeed room. It nicely coincides with Rich' blog on What the Heck is the Semantic Web?, and the RDF work I have recently done on and Bioclipse. (Oh, do I wish I could have attended that conference.)

Anyway, I was proudly surprised to see sechemtic show up in the Semantic Web technologies: Introduction and Survey tutorial by Lee Feigenbaum of Cambridge Semantics:

Use? Rich was asking what could be done with RDF for chemistry... here is a nice mashup by Phil Ashworth: a Google Map showing the locations where certain chemical can be bought: