Cambridge Semantic Web Monthly Meetup




The BEL Framework and RDF

Tony Bargnesi, Selventa

* Development goals
* Vocabulary
* RDF model
* Architecture


The BEL Framework is an open-source knowledge management tool for biological knowledge captured in BEL (Biological Expression Language). BEL and the BEL Framework together are known as OpenBEL. The framework is being reimagined with the help of RDF, graph databases, and a scalable architecture.

In this talk we will discuss the current goals, architecture, and RDF model ideas. A prototype demonstration is planned.

Read more on the current version of the BEL Framework at

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  • David E.

    Strong agreement. I suspect being able to see people's faces really helps stimulate conversation.

    July 10, 2013

  • Ted Thibodeau J.

    The relatively small group size (~30) and atypical seating arrangement (a "U" around the projector screen) made for an especially dynamic conversation, which I and several others found more interesting and rewarding than many recent sessions.

    July 10, 2013

  • Justin L.

    Excellent discussion last night. Very useful to listen to such an expert treatment of amny aspects of BEL and RDF.

    July 10, 2013

  • William S H.

    Today's presentation by Tony Bargnesi is at

    July 9, 2013

  • Ted S.

    I'll be in Europe. Have a great Meetup!

    July 8, 2013

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