The Role of Ontologies in Improved Scholarly Communication

 

Philip E. Bourne, PhD

University of California San Diego

 

 

TITLE: The Role of Ontologies in Improved Scholarly Communication

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ABSTRACT:
We would argue that current modes of scholarly communication are outdated in an era increasing dominated by Internet access and new business models. We are beginning to think beyond the PDF to how the full power of the medium can be unleashed to further comprehension and learning. Such changes involve improved data and literature integration, the use of rich media etc. While not ontology experts, it is clear to us that ontologies need to play a major role if this paradigm shift is to happen. I will describe a few of our efforts in this regard with illustrative examples from BioLit (biolit.ucsd.edu), SciVee (www.scivee.tv) and our development of a MS Word plugin (ucsdbiolit.codeplex.com)

 


06/16/2010