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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 (