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Cambridge Semantic Web Meetup - 6pm Tue May 13 - Nathan Wilson: The Semantic Underpinnings of EOL TraitBank

From: David B.
Sent on: Thursday, May 8, 2014 11:04 PM




Nathan Wilson: The Semantic Underpinnings of EOL TraitBank

The Encyclopedia of Life is a project working to provide global access to knowledge about life on Earth. It has recently released the new TraitBank feature ( which provides summary data about biological species. TraitBank is built using semantic technologies and a variety of published ontologies. This talk will explain what EOL and TraitBank are, their underlying architecture, and discuss the ontologies in use. It will also discuss the mechanisms for getting data into and out of the system and plans for future development.

About the speaker: For most of my career I've been a software professional and for most of my life I've been an avid field naturalist with particular interest in fungi. Currently I lead the technical team for the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL, Prior to working on the EOL, I was a software architect and manager in the R&D department at DreamWorks Animation where I focused on collaboration tools and open source software.


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