Posts Tagged ‘OWL ontology’

Introduction to: Ontologies

Hello my name is ontologyIn my most recent post, I introduced RDF as a flexible and schema-less data model. However, some of you may think then that using RDF data is going to be a complete mess. In some cases, that may be true; and it’s fine! There are use cases in which all you want is messy data. What if you want to do more interesting stuff with your RDF data like infer new knowledge? This is where ontologies come in.

What is an Ontology?

Let me scare you for a minute. The computer science definition of ontology is:

a formal and explicit specification of a shared conceptualization


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Semantic Chemistry

Executive Summary

Chemistry is an important and high-value vertical in the modern world and the "semantification" of chemistry will be crucial for further rapid innovation not only in the discipline itself, but also in related areas such as drug discovery, medicine and materials design. This article provides a short overview over the current technological state of the art in semantic chemistry and also discusses some obstancles, which have, so far, impeded the widespread uptake of chemistry in the domain.

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