Using semantic web technologies to build a community-driven knowledge curation platform for the skeletal dysplasia domain

Tudor Groza, Andreas Zankl, Yuan-Fang Li, Jane Hunter

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    In this paper we report on our on-going efforts in building SKELETOME – a community-driven knowledge curation platform for the skeletal dysplasia domain. SKELETOME introduces an ontology-driven knowledge engineering cycle that supports the continuous evolution of the domain knowledge. Newly submitted, undiagnosed patient cases undergo a collaborative diagnosis process that transforms them into well-structured case studies, classified, linked and discoverable based on their likely diagnosis(es). The paper presents the community requirements driving the design of the platform, the underlying implementation details and the results of a preliminary usability study. Because SKELETOME is built on Drupal 7, we discuss the limitations of some of its embedded Semantic Web components and describe a set of new modules, developed to handle these limitations (which will soon be released as open source to the community).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Semantic Web Conference, Part II
    EditorsLora Aroyo, Chris Welty, Harith Alani, Jamie Taylor, Abraham Bernstein, Lalana Kagal, Natasha Noy, Eva Blomqvist
    Place of PublicationBerlin Germany
    PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
    Number of pages16
    ISBN (Print)9783642250927
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventInternational Semantic Web Conference 2011 - Bonn, Germany
    Duration: 23 Oct 201127 Oct 2011
    Conference number: 10th (conference website)


    ConferenceInternational Semantic Web Conference 2011
    Abbreviated titleISWC 2011
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